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    Capturing a Large Bird

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Unfortunately sometimes birds fly into areas where they don’t belong. Occasionally birds fly into places that could cause them harm and you need to get them out quickly and calmly. If a bird flies into an office, shop or your home it is a good idea to know how to catch birds so you do not cause the bird anymore stress than absolutely necessary. Catching large birds is particularly challenging because of their size, but it is worth it when you release a happy healthy bird back into the wild. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

     

    Things you Need to Capture Large Birds

    • Fine netting
    • Gloves

     

    How to Catch a Large Bird

     

    1. Close the curtains and make the room as dim as you can so that the bird is relaxed in a calm and quiet environment.
    2. Watch the bird for a couple of minutes to judge its movements and see where it is perching. It is highly likely that the bird will choose a high vantage point to he can see what is going on.
    3. The next step in catching a large bird is to put on your gloves and hold the netting with both hands. Stretch your hands out as much as you can so that the net has the largest surface area possible.
    4. You will need to make sure that the netting is small enough that the bird can’t wriggle out of it once caught.
    5. To catch large birds like pigeons and magpies successfully netting of about ¼ inch is small enough.
    6. Walk up behind the bird quietly of you can getting as close to the bird as possible. You will probably find that the bird flies from perch to perch so you will need to try this a few times; patience is key when catching a large bird.
    7. Throw the net up and over the top of the bird so it wraps around it to stop it from making an escape before you pick it up.
    8. Hold the bird firmly but be careful not to squeeze it. Frightened birds will peck so it is a good idea to wear gloves. The way to hold a bird correctly is holding its wings to the side of its body.
    9. Take the bird outdoors where it is safe and untangle the net. Make sure you do not damage the beak or feet when doing this. Open your hands and when the bird is ready it will fly away.
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