sa6688's picture

stunned fledgling

On thursday of this week, there was a loud bang as a bird flew into one of our kitchen windows. It looked like a young blackbird to me(should have taken photo) It was knocked out completely, but I just put a warm old towel underneath it, as the stone flags are very cold and it came round, taking about an hour and a half before it flew off, and it has just been outside this morning, eating the mix from the ground ,so that was a good result.This is a regular problem in late spring and early summer, we get birds bashing into the windows 2 or 3 times a week, and , indeed, the swallows often swoop right into the kitchen,creating a lot of mess as they try to get out.Does anyone have any suggestions on preventing the window collisions?

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anonymous spotter's picture

Windows

In other posts on iSpot, and elsewhere, I've seen reference to some transfers you can but that don't look too obtrusive to people, but which alert the birds that the glass is there. Seek, and ye may find!

sa6688's picture

stunned fledgling

Thanks, Roger!

nemo46

sa6688's picture

stunned fledgling

Thanks, Roger!

nemo46

Kluut's picture

Depends on the cause

It happens quite a bit here, all year.
Here, if I stand ouside and look at the windows, a great deal of the time the double-glazing produces a reflection of the sky, so I assume that that is what the birds see. If so, adding stickers or curatins to the inside of the windows will not achieve anything.
Deaths here are rare, and insignificant compared to the numbers killed by the local sparrowhawks (and neighbours' cats), so I am not about to try anything.

anthonyallen's picture

How to stop it!

To prevent this from happening in the Future you need to make the window look less like an opening in the wall by sticking something to it. Our Grandparent use to have lots of birds bashing into thier windows so i told them my idea and they stuck a picture of a cat's face up to the window and it work.
Why it works:
1. The object on the window tells the bird what it can't fly through it.
2. The picture of the cats face frightens the bird away.