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Bird strike

Discussion in 'Wildlife Chat' started by Siskin, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

    Nov 13, 2012
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    Despite having stickers on the windows to try and alert birds to the fact that they can't fly into the house, we often have birds flying into the windows. Mainly it's young birds or when a sparrowhawk whizzes through sending the birds flying in all directions.
    Today has been bird strike day, mainly blue tits who have managed to not knock themselves out and fly off with no ill effects. About half an hour ago there was a tiny little tap on the window, I didn't think a bird would have hurt itself, but went out to have a look. There on the ground was this tiny stunned little bird.
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    I cradled it in my hands until it began to recover then perched it in one of my small acers whilst I nipped in and got my phone. It was such a tiny little little thing hardly any weight at all, it made blue tits look big.
    I would say it's one of the warblers, probably a young chiff chaff. It's amazing to think that in a short time this tiny ball of feathers will fly all the way to Africa for the winter
    Sorry about the quality of the photos, it's not the best of phones for close up photos.
  2. rottiepointerhouse

    rottiepointerhouse PetForums VIP

    Feb 9, 2014
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    I hate hearing that noise and always rush to the patio doors to see if there is a bird on the ground outside. We have stickers too which did reduce the number. I always pop them in a small cardboard box - open not shut in and put it out of the way of predators to give them time to recover, most fly away when they are ready apart from the lovely little Goldcrest a couple of years back who spent the night in our airing cupboard then went to a wildlife hospital the next day - he did survive and was released after a couple of weeks.
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  3. Valanita

    Valanita PetForums VIP

    Apr 13, 2010
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