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#419478 - 10/22/11 12:46 PM Great Kiskadee's and Windows
CaptOneIron Offline
We have a lot of windows in my house and the kiskadees see their own reflection in them and attack. Our caretaker said he picked up 10 dead birds a couple of weeks ago. Anyone know of a simple method to solve this problem. As I said we have a lot of windows and they go up three stories. Any help appreciated.
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#419479 - 10/22/11 01:23 PM Re: Great Kiskadee's and Windows [Re: CaptOneIron]
SP Daily Offline
Leave your windows dirty...no shine...no problem

#419491 - 10/22/11 02:09 PM Re: Great Kiskadee's and Windows [Re: CaptOneIron]
bobcat bill Offline
what a dim witted response to a real problem my suggestion is some type of plastic film

#419506 - 10/22/11 02:31 PM Re: Great Kiskadee's and Windows [Re: bobcat bill]
SP Daily Offline
Great sense of humour Bobcat!

#419508 - 10/22/11 02:49 PM Re: Great Kiskadee's and Windows [Re: CaptOneIron]
Diane Campbell Offline
random decals on the windows seem to work

#419510 - 10/22/11 02:51 PM Re: Great Kiskadee's and Windows [Re: CaptOneIron]
bobcat bill Offline
your humor is so dull it would not even cut paper

#419513 - 10/22/11 02:54 PM Re: Great Kiskadee's and Windows [Re: CaptOneIron]
Bear Offline
I've sent you a link for something that works quite well for us. Its a product adapted from our local vineyard operations...

#419520 - 10/22/11 03:34 PM Re: Great Kiskadee's and Windows [Re: CaptOneIron]
collyk Offline
We've had a similar problem, but fortunately not with Kiskadees, which are quite large birds. The birds we've had problems with are actually coming into the house and then hitting the windows when they try to escape. We've seen a number of dead birds around recently near our house and neighbours. Again, mostly of this little yellow and black variety. Elbert knows what they are.
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#419522 - 10/22/11 03:50 PM Re: Great Kiskadee's and Windows [Re: CaptOneIron]
elbert Offline
warblers migrating.
I mentioned this a few weeks back.
Hazards of Migration
I've been asked by several friends to explain the large number of dead birds being found.
Death during migration takes a heavy toll. It is estimated that half of all migrants heading south for the winter will not return to breed in the spring.
Predation and bad weather are two natural causes of mortality during migration.
Birds migrating are in a weak and venerable state, assisting with feeders and bird baths help tremendously and in more ways than the obvious.
Collisions with buildings, windows, and other structures is a human-made danger. Unfortunately, many birds cannot distinguish the difference between real sky and a reflection of the sky in a window.
During migration millions birds fly full tilt into windows and are fatally injured or injured and fail to complete their migration.
Planting trees and installing window awnings to block the sun from hitting the window may eliminate some reflection but Putting a bird feeder on or within a few feet of a window helps to slow birds down and lessen the effect of impact.
Bird baths help in much the same way by having the bird stop and hopefully become aware of windows and other obstacles it might not otherwise recognize.The feeders and water in Bird Baths also act as a refueling station and assist the bird in completing the journey.

Edited by elbert (10/22/11 03:51 PM)
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#419528 - 10/22/11 04:31 PM Re: Great Kiskadee's and Windows [Re: CaptOneIron]
collyk Offline
Thanks Elbert! I knew you knew.
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