How to Catch a Bird - Humanely
Having a bird trapped inside your house is a tricky situation. You want to get it out of there but you want to do so in a humane way. Birds are very fast and usually very cautious too, so that makes it all the more harder. The best way to catch a bird, therefore, is with a box – read on to find out how.
Tie a three or four feet long piece of string around a medium-length stick. Lay down a piece of of plywood that is about the same size as the box that you are using. This will be helpful in moving the bird once it is caught. Lay down the box over the plywood, face down, and lift up one side. Place your stick standing up under this side of the box so that the box is resting its weight on the stick as well as the opposite edge of the box.
Scatter some bird feed under the box. Wait for the hungry bird to enter the box and then pull the string at the moment the bird is in the centre of the box; the stick will get pulled out and the side of the box that it was holding up will fall down, enclosing the bird under the box.
Lift up the plywood base while still keeping the box face down to move the bird to a safe new location – preferably outside of the house!