Re: birding-aus Window bird kills

Subject: Re: birding-aus Window bird kills
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 01:46:37 +0900
Hi all and Niven. Years ago I too used to get quite a lot of window
suicides, that was when we had clean windows. Now that my wife is no longer
living no-one chases me about the windows anymore and they have a beaut
coat of dust and rain marks; after all, there's only me looking out and
no-one looking in, so who cares? Voila, no more suicides, no more dramas,
and next door's cat stays hungry. 
Universal remedy - divest yourselves of picky partners, easy. Why live with
the hassle?, give yourself some peace.
Tony. (mp)

At 08:11  26/08/99 +0930, you wrote:
>I may be alone in this but I hadn't realized how great was the 
>number of birds killed by flying into windows. I was most taken 
>aback to read 'MOST of my casualties ...'. Makes it sound like a 
>huge number, just for one house.
>My house is nearly all windows (lots of Darwin houses are) yet I've 
>not seen any window kills or injuries, ever. This possibly supports 
>the effectiveness of allowing the windows to get dirty, as Lee 
>O'Mahoney suggests, since my windows are always dusty (I'm not 
>being facetious). If this is a solution it's an easy one (you don't 
>need to do anything at all) and the only thing against it is social 
>values (again I'm not being facetious).
>Happy birding
>P.O. Box 41382
>Casuarina 0811 NT
>Ph. 62 8 89451130
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Tony Russell,
Adelaide, South Australia
Phone no. deleted, too many rude calls.

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