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09-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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Dead bird centered right on the front porch.

I wonder how this happened? Maybe he flew into the window really hard and collapsed?



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Yes, window glass kills huge numbers of birds per year in North America alone, largest mortality next to habitat loss--cat predation is far less. It's the reflections, they cannot distinguish them from real pathways. This is migration season, so height of the season for this...
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I checked again a few minutes afterward earlier and the bird disappeared! I had no idea where it went. Maybe it was knocked out unconscious then woke up and flew away?
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It is possible, but equally that another animal got it. They can be stunned or have neck/cranial fractures--also recover temporarily and then die later. It's a big topic for those interested. The urban landscape is a much bigger problem, i.e., glass buildings and reflected or internal trees. Was it in the morning? That is the highest incidence. I've done some research on this, obviously... There are newer glass technologies that help prevent this.
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Poor wee bird. They used to hit our windows a lot in our previous house.
You can put stickers & things on the windows to help prevent accidents:
Prevent Window Strikes :: Bill's Top 10 :: Bird Watcher's Digest.com
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeDave Quote
I checked again a few minutes afterward earlier and the bird disappeared! I had no idea where it went. Maybe it was knocked out unconscious then woke up and flew away?
i've known that to happen.
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