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On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM, Chris Gralapp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Bruce, thanks for this--I did marvel that two of our three hummers were able
> to fly again after being stunned--and it makes perfect sense that their
> lightness can be their salvation.  Altho, at the speeds that they zoom
> around, pure physics would dictate that even a light little body at these
> speeds would have a force large enough to sustain injury.  They are
> remarkably resilient.
> Yes, they are precious little gems!  we have mostly Anna's and
> Ruby-throateds, and occasionally Allen's.  I know when Spring has come when
> they do their dive-bombing dance complete with a shriek and the end of the
> swoop.  I was interested to learn that the shriek is produced by their
> feathers and not a vocalization.
>
> Chris
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> On 3/3/2014 11:07 AM, Bruce Bartrug wrote:
>
> Something on the outside usually helps, as it breaks the continuity of the
> window.  We've used falcon silhouettes and see-through maple leaves, as
> indicated above.  These are mostly effective but not entirely.  Chickadees
> feed directly underneath the falcons, for example, and doves being chased by
> accipiters kill themselves on windows with either.  The only sure (almost
> sure?) thing is strands of something very obvious strung across the window
> on the outside.  A screen, for example :).  Some have used colored yarn,
> spaced to alert birds but able to be seen through from indoors.
>
> Hummers usually only knock themselves out as they are so light weight.  I
> retrieved a couple from the floor inside a birding lodge in Ecuador once.
> They were fighting one another (if hummingbirds were the size of crows, it
> wouldn't be safe to go into the woods) and flew through on open door and
> into the window on the inside.  They recovered after a short while and one
> tiny little jewel sat on my thumb for several minutes, even allowing me to
> carefully stroke his nape.  Precious little beasts.
>
> Best of luck,
> b
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> On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM, Patricia Savage <[log in to unmask]>
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>> I don't know if this is an option, but I don't wash my windows close to
>> the feeders very often anymore and that has really cut down on the bird
>> strikes. Maybe find a way to dirty them up?
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>> Cheers,
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>> Patricia Savage
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>> On 3/3/14 11:53 AM, Chris Gralapp wrote:
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>> I have a most distressing problem--I just installed a big, brand new bay
>> window, and have had three hummingbirds hit it.  I think it reflects the sky
>> and the mountains, and the mirror effect deceives the little guys to fly
>> into it.  I moved my feeder about ten feet away, to keep them on the other
>> side of the yard, if possible, but they still hit the window.  It's just
>> heartbreaking.
>>
>> I know there are decals for deterring bird strikes--any suggestions for
>> the most effective?
>>
>> Chris
>>
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