Go Back > Non-UL Chat > Wild Kingdom

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 13 October 2017, 11:53 PM
RichardM RichardM is offline
Join Date: 27 March 2004
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 4,670
Default Bird Strikes (houses, not airplanes)

Just a few minutes ago, we (the dog and I) heard a loud thump against the kitchen window. I looked out and there was a dove walking around looking a bit confused. A little bit later, it was gone. Last week I picked up the body of another bird in about the same location. It was a quail I think but don't really remember for sure. This seems to happen about once a month or more. What is causing this?
Reply With Quote
Old 13 October 2017, 11:59 PM
Cervus's Avatar
Cervus Cervus is offline
Join Date: 21 October 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 21,204

Birds can get confused by lights or reflections. If this happens to you often, especially in the same location, there may be something about the window glass that is causing an optical illusion to the birds and getting them confused. Sometimes birds will attack their reflections, thinking it's another male bird encroaching on their territory.

Here are some tips to bird-proof your windows.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you tell which one of these gingerbread houses is made of medication? TallGeekyGirl The Doctor Is In 9 27 December 2016 06:30 PM
Cellphones and airplanes: Why we should hang up snopes Science 32 08 October 2013 11:57 PM
The houses you used to live in Wolf333 SLC 15 25 May 2013 08:36 PM
Thieves using crayons to mark houses for break-ins htonl Crime 10 28 May 2008 04:54 AM
Houses stolen in mortgage fraud snopes Crime 0 28 March 2008 03:11 AM

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.