Sibley notes that the yellow highlighter seems to work best in
bright sunlight and not well on cloudy days. He has a link on
his blog to a product I've never heard of before, but sounds like
a good idea, a loose window screen you hang on the outside of
your window. It doesn't stop the birds from smacking into it,
but it provides a cushion they bounce off of, cost about $25.
I was really kind of shocked at the number of bird strikes on his
window he's been tallying-- one every 15 minutes on a bad day. I
have feeders quite close to the windows on one side of my house,
and the worst day I've ever had was a total of three, and more
often it's once every week or so. (The windows are in my office,
so I spend a large part of the day there most days.)
In a year and a half living here, I've only twice been aware of
birds that have hit hard enough to fall to the ground.
How often do other people have bird strikes on their windows?
> See David Sibley's posts of Nov 15 and 20 on his blog....
> Mona Bearor
> So. Glens Falls, NY
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mundi Smithers" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2007 9:04 AM
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Terrific Christmastime story
> : Jane,
> : Has anyone heard about writing on a window with a yellow highliter to
> : prevent the birds from inadvertantly flying into the glass?
> : Mundi
> : Pownal