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Old 14 October 2017, 12:53 AM
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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?
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Old 14 October 2017, 12:59 AM
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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.
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