Stopping window strike- help

Subject: Stopping window strike- help
From: Merrilyn Serong <>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 12:48:41 +1000
Could you put fly-wire screens on all your windows?

Just picked up a dead Red-browed Finch underneath one of our windows the other 
day, this make three in the last six months.  Silvereyes have also been 
pounding into the upper story windows over the last couple of weeks (no deaths 
recorded).  One of the most tragic losses was one of our resident Brown-cuckoo 
Doves, who we found in a ball of feathers.  A Crested Shrike-tit about a month 
ago looked very disheveled after colliding with one of the windows early one 

Most of the collisions seem to occur in the morning.  It seems that most of the 
local birds have learnt to keep away (maybe from experience).  It seems that  
migrating birds and strangers to the area more often make the mistake??

We never wash our windows
I have tried various distraction methods and have considered netting the 
windows. I also noticed on the web that a product is available in America that 
you can stick to the window, that the birds can see but is transparent to us. 
It relies on birds ability to see ultra violet light where we cant.  It comes 
in various shapes.

Has anybody used this product? Does It work?

Does anybody have any better ideas? Ones that actually work.
Covering all the windows with newspaper or chopping down all the trees is not 
really an option.



Manyana on the south coast of NSW


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