through lack of attention. This method works particularly well when the net is setup just round a corner where the bat always makes a sharp turn or where it is funnelled through encroaching vegetation. Confusion Setting nets in a funnel arrangement may guide the bat from its usual flight path into the net at the end. Such methods work best where the bat has a regular flight path, such as around the edge of water, or where the flying area is limited, as in narrow woodland rides. A well tried method of luring bats to the net is by flicking a small pebble upwards as the bat flies overhead it will swoop down to investigate and, if the pebble is well directed, will be netted. Do not throw the stone so that it hits the bat or so that the bat catches it! Nets should not normally beset until most birds have settled to roost, but occasionally they maybe caught. Some guidance on removing birds from nets is given by Redfern & Clark (2001) but again there is no substitute for experience. Always be prepared to cut the net with scissors or a quickunpik, but avoid cutting where possible as it may result in increased entanglement of bats caught subsequently.