[Tweeters] bird vs window strikes

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Thu Jan 12 16:58:51 PST 2012

I think I say this every year.
Quit cleaning your windows
They look like a mirror - flyway - flythrough!!


Neil W. Burkhardt & Jane Stewart
McComb Gardens
751 McComb Road
Sequim, WA 98382-7882

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----- Original Message -----
From: Suzanne Staples
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:42 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] bird vs window strikes

I've read a few reports on Tweeters where birds have struck the windows of individuals who are evidently birders - at least Tweeters subscribers. There are so many relatively easy ways to avoid this.
Bird shops sell many kinds of unobtrusive decals that adhere either to the inside or outside of the window. Slightly more aesthetic, a long chain or string of colored beads or glass bits or shells hung at the top mid-window works well.
I have more window than wall, I feed birds and live in a rural area. By using the above treatments, I rarely have a bird strike.
Having worked in a bird rehab facility for years, let me tell you, most window strikes don't make it. They break either their necks or backs, or have such a severe concussion that they are unable to come back from it.
It's one small way we can protect the birds we enjoy so much.

Suzanne Staples
marshwren at pondhouse.com

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"Nature is cruel; humans don't have to be." Temple Grandin


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