Apr 262016
 

Just read your tweet about bird – window collisions. Our dining room and living room windows line up exactly, with bird feeders outside the dining room window. Last fall two white-crowned sparrows killed themselves on the living room windows, and we’d had frequent non-fatal collisions on the dining room windows. So here’s what we did with some window screen material from Home Hardware, some bamboo stakes, and a bit of ingenuity. It’s a bit ugly viewed on the angle, but almost invisible from straight ahead and from inside the house. I was worried that it wouldn’t survive the winter, but it did, and there were numerous occasions when birds caught sight of it at the last minute and brushed into it while changing course.

Jim Conley, Peterborough

Window bird protection  screen -  Jim Conley

Window bird protection screen – Jim Conley

Window bird protection screen is nearly invisible from this angle. Jim Conley

Window bird protection screen is nearly invisible from this angle. Jim Conley

Warblers like this Black-and-white are often the victims of window collisions, especially during migration. (By Don Cropp)

Warblers like this Black-and-white are often the victims of window collisions, especially during migration. (By Don Cropp)

Oct 242015
 

I found a Dark-eyed Junco on my lawn today, and I think it flew into my window so I picked it up. That’s not the first time I have picked up a bird this season. At my cottage two birds flew into the big window so my dad picked them up then put them both on my finger to rest until they could fly again. But this time it was only one but I did the same. The junco pooped an awful  lot on my coat!

Rowan Mowry, Grade Five,  Peterborough

Rowan Maury holding  junco after window collision

Rowan Maury holding junco after window collision