You could try a cut out silhouette of a raptor using black paper and
sticking it onto the window. We had a similar problem with the mirrors
in the Ladies toilets at Mount Annan Botanic Garden, the Magpie-larks
attacked it so often and repeatedly that the mirrors were splattered
with the bird's blood, the mirrors had to be removed. Best of luck
with your problem.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
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Subject: Re: Peewees (Magpie Larks) and Willie Wagtails
Author: James Davis <> at mailgate
Date: 11/26/98 3:27 PM
In response to a similar problem I had to put up screens to cover the
windows visited by the birds. Often it isn't necessary to cover the whole
window. It may also be possible to erect shades to reduce the mirror
effect of the windows. Good luck.
Dr. Wm. James Davis, Editor
Interpretive Birding Bulletin
On Wed, 25 Nov 1998, Jenny Bradford wrote:
> Has anybody got the ultimate solution to stop peewees attacking their
> reflections in windows?
> We have a pair who have just started this week, despite our having only last
> weekend stuck up a Birds Australia anti-crash hawk in the same windows.
> They spend about 5 minutes every half hour, throwing themselves at the
> window with such vigour, I am afraid they might injure themselves.
> Jenny Bradford, Pomona, Qld
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