[CT Birds] Window Strikes
lemmon at snet.net
Tue Jul 14 18:17:07 EDT 2015
I use flagging (yellow) on my sliding glass doors in the winter when the juncos feed in the back of the house. I tape 3 pieces about 4 feet long to each door. They flutter in the window and it absolutely stopped the bird strikes.
Carol Lemmon,Branford, CT
From: Patricia Bailey via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 4:43 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Window Strikes
Somewhere I read about an experiment using tape on windows to prevent window strikes. I use masking tape spaced no more than 4 inches apart. It seems to help. Doesn't look the best for the neighbors, but so what. It might not always work, but at least they have to slow down in their attempt to get throughout the spacing of the tape. I think the thing that really worked was moving my feeders so my house is at a different angle when they fly off the feeders. I have to look at an angle to view the suet feeder, but it saves injury and death to the woodpeckers.
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