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Wild birds crashing into wondows

Discussion in 'Bird Chat' started by CreativeLC, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. CreativeLC

    CreativeLC PetForums VIP

    Aug 13, 2008
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    Twice now we have had wild birds crashing into out front living room window.
    The first one looked unhurt but the second died almost instantly.
    I have no idea why it keeps happening. Once is rare but twice is just strange.
    Our windows are quite large and we have blinds, would that cause the bird not to see the window?
    If anyone has any experience of this or explanation of this, i would be grateful.
    Its not nice when your just sitting there and a bird comes crashing into your window.
  2. BALOO J.

    BALOO J. Guest

    I get that happening at work, they just don't see, I guess, I moved plants from the window sill thinking they thought they could land on them, but nope, thud... thud.. thud.
  3. Acrophylla

    Acrophylla PetForums Member

    Apr 16, 2008
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    It could be a sparrowhawk. Sometimes sparrowhawks force birds to fly low and crash into windows because the stunned bird is then easier for the sparrowhawk to snatch. A sparrowhawk uses this technique around here and I have witnessed two birds, on separate occasions, being forced to fly into the glass of my dining room window, with such force that they leave an imprint of feathers behind.
  4. sullivan

    sullivan PetForums VIP

    Aug 29, 2008
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    In garden centres they do some little cellophene animals that stick to your windows to warn the birds theres glass there. There easy to remove and leave no sickyness.
  5. annianni

    annianni PetForums Junior

    Jul 15, 2009
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    We have thre same problem, and it killed a young blackbird yesterday......horrible
    I think the problem is they are young and not too bright on the flying front yet - they get confused and see light through the windows and fly at it, thinking they can get through.

    We have hung things at the window, and I hope it will deter them!

    Scares the life out of me sometimes!
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