In the relatively short time we have been in our house, it’s become obvious that one window in particular is the instrument of an avian genocide in our neighborhood. There must be something particularly enticing about the reflection, because birds fly into it ALL THE TIME.
The glass was broken when we moved in, and at first we assumed that was a result of a house sitting empty for a year. After replacing it, it was broken by a bird flying into it. The glass was replaced a second time, and sure enough, this weekend it’s broken again. Even when the glass doesn’t break on contact, we often hear the depressing thump of a bird meeting its maker, and I have to clean up the mortal remains of one of our feathered friends about once a week. I am a kind-hearted person who loves animals and this makes me cry.
At the same time, I’m also thinking “Stupid birds – be more smart!” How can I discourage them from hurling themselves into this window? Having the blinds opened or closed doesn’t seem to make a difference.