In all the years I have had a bird net over my pond, I have never caught any birds (only the occasional Starling that has gotten under it)
When I took the dogs out, Max showed me about a dozen juvenile Gold Finches that were caught in the net!!!!
I spent the next 20 minutes cutting the little tiny things out of the net carefully making sure there was none left around their necks.
Lost 4-5 of them, ones already dead, I killed one trying to pull the net off of it! I ran in and got scissors after that and lost no more. They are so tiny!!!
I dont know why they were in the net! or if they went under on the side where it was open about 6 inches? I fixed that now.
I hope it doesnt happen again!
The little birds that died in the net didnt go to waste.
This guy found them and made them breakfast!
According to my birder friend, this is most likely a Sharp Shinned Hawk. Cool!!!!
5 hours ago