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Chris GralappI agree with Patricia about the idea of dulling the outside surface of your window ... we have put screens up on most windows (slowly doing this for summertime air) and where screens are in place, no bird accidents. A soaring hawk silhouette and some of those colorful gel shapes on the screen-less windows have helped.

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From: Patricia Savage 
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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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On 3/3/14 11:53 AM, Chris Gralapp wrote:

  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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