Clap netA device for trapping birds which consists of a net (of a size up to, perhaps, 7 x 3 metres) kept in a furled position for release by a pull-cord. When a group of birds moves into the catching area, the net is released and is thus thrown over the birds. In catching birds for ringing, clap nets can be useful where the birds feed on the ground out in the open, as with wader flocks on the shore. A much larger-scale development of the clap net is the rocket net.
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From Peter Weaver's Birdwatcher's Dictionary
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