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Feeder Nets

6 Nets total, in 5 sets of 1-2 Nets

The Feeder Nets are all situated very close to our Banding Lab.  They are distinguished from the other nets because all are in proximity to feeders and feeding tables that are baited with seed daily from late fall through early spring.  These are the only of our nets that are left up after fall banding and used on milder winter days instead of (or along with) a number of wire Potter-type traps.

Habitats in the vicinity of the Feeder Nets are varied and serve to attract a lot of non-feeder birds.  Nets 3, 4, 5, and 6 are located very near or alongside our complex of small to medium-sized marshy ponds (or the streams draining them).  Dominant shrubs, therefore, include willows, alders, and silky dogwood. 

Feeder Nets 1 and 2 are located immediately to the southwest of the Banding Lab in a dense thicket of honeysuckle, gray-stemmed dogwood and blackberries, flanked by two mature Japanese larch trees.

The Powdermill Banding Lab The Powdermill Banding Lab

Feeder Nets 1 & 2 are located immediately to the left
Feeder Nets 1 & 2 Feeder Net 1  (Net 2 crosses at the far end)

The small building is a hide overlooking Alder Pond
Feeder Net 2 Feeder Net 2
Feeder Net 3 Feeder Net 3
Feeder Net 4 Feeder Net 4
Bird Feeding Table  Feeding Table situated between Feeder Nets 3 & 4
Powdermill's weather station Storage "barn" and  Powdermill's weather station

Feeder Nets 5 & 6 are located immediately beyond this  structure
Feeder Nets 5 & 6 Feeder Nets 5 & 6

Net 6 extends to the base of  the highest bank of Crisp Pond.
Feeder Nets 5 & 6  Another view of  Feeder Nets 5 & 6

Looking down from the bank of Crisp Pond.

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