Potter traps have been around for a very long time and are a tried and tested part of the ringer's toolbox.
Nevertheless we thought it was time for a few tweaks to the traditional design.
We've taken away the tall and vulnerable wire door guide which sticks out above traditional potter traps and replaced it with different door mechanisms. We make the door components with tighter tolerances, leaving fewer, much smaller gaps around the closed door.
We supply Potter traps in three sizes and for each size we also supply flat-pack, self-assembly versions for overseas customers or those working in remote locations.
We've made them stronger than many previous Potter traps and, for the larger sizes, we've fitted a small extraction door at the end of the trap, enabling safe extraction of small birds (up to blackbird/water rail size) without risk of them escaping past your sleeve when you open the main door.
They are made of galvanised weldmesh which is powder coated in green. We've added a carrying handle, making it easy to carry two of these traps in each hand.
Our Large Potter traps are 12" x 12" x 24" and are large enough for wood pigeons, moorhens, crows and large gulls, whilst still being sensitive enough for Starlings.
Standard Potter traps measure 9" x 9" x 15" and are large enough for collared doves and Water Rails. They are also sensitive enough to catch smaller species such as robins and tits.
Small Potter traps are 7"x 7" x 13" and are available in single, twin or triple configuration. They are ideal for most small Passerines. The twin and triple versions are particularly effective for Starlings with the record catch in a triple being nine birds at once.
I have bought traps from several people but just thought that I would like to say that the ones you sent to me were so much better than the others. Both in quality of finish and simplicity of operation, it makes life so much easier to use 'functional' traps, fit for purpose.