I'm sure others on the list know far more about this than I do, but I've
often heard anecdotally that attaching a cutout silhouette of a predator
(especially Peregrines, apparently) can help a lot in averting window

Good birding,
Kyle Rosenblad

On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 8:45 AM, john peckham <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> A few weeks ago I was at my grandmother's house in North Bennington and a
> male Goldfinch was lying on the porch steps on its back. We gently rolled
> it
> over and realized that it was not in fact dead, but stunned. There were a
> couple of feathers pressed on the window where it had hit. He just lay
> there
> his eyes moving quickly for a while so we let him be. I could've easily
> picked him up at that point. Later on I came back to check on him and he
> was
> peacefully singing away his sore head in the tree above the feeder.
> John Peckham
> Williston
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 7:37 AM, William H. Barnard <[log in to unmask]
> >wrote:
> > A colleague shared an experience with me.  He noted a Black Capped
> > Chickadee in a lilac bush near his house.  It did not fly at his
> > approach and he was able to pet or stroke its belly.  The bird appeared
> > to be sleeping.  After 30 seconds, the birds eyes opened up and head
> > popped up and it hopped off a few feet.  Then flew away.
> >
> >
> >
> > I suggested that it did not seem to me the bird was sleeping.  I
> > wondered if it had hit a window of the house and was recovering from the
> > blow.  Could a bird sleep so soundly that it would permit such an
> > approach and touch?
> >
> >
> >
> > Bill Barnard
> >

Kyle Rosenblad
Brown University 2010
69 Brown St., Box 2497
Providence, RI USA 02912

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