Only one window on my house doesn’t have screens in place on the outside of the window, so I loaded that window up with various window feeders and such to keep birds from striking it. Despite that, this poor female Tennessee Warbler (I think?? warblers are hard for me) managed to do just that. I was outside doing a bit of gardening this morning when she fell to my feet (literally), and for a moment I thought she was a leaf. Fortunately she didn’t seem to hit very hard, and so I gently scooped her up, snapped a quick photo for ID, and placed her carefully in some shady plants on my deck where she could recover in peace and safety from the darn neighborhood cats. She ended up flying away shortly after and so I can only hope she didn’t suffer any lasting damage.
I felt pretty terrible that it happened at all, and the sad truth is that an estimated ONE BILLION other birds die every year just from hitting windows in the USA. That’s super sad.Ever find a bird that has hit a window? Here’s what to do to help your feathered friend: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/questions/how-should-i-care-for-a-stunned-bird-after-it-flies-into-a-window
Want to prevent it from happening in the first place? Awesome! Here’s some tips, and some are really easy to do. http://web4.audubon.org/bird/at_home/SafeWindows.html

Only one window on my house doesn’t have screens in place on the outside of the window, so I loaded that window up with various window feeders and such to keep birds from striking it. Despite that, this poor female Tennessee Warbler (I think?? warblers are hard for me) managed to do just that. I was outside doing a bit of gardening this morning when she fell to my feet (literally), and for a moment I thought she was a leaf. Fortunately she didn’t seem to hit very hard, and so I gently scooped her up, snapped a quick photo for ID, and placed her carefully in some shady plants on my deck where she could recover in peace and safety from the darn neighborhood cats. She ended up flying away shortly after and so I can only hope she didn’t suffer any lasting damage.

I felt pretty terrible that it happened at all, and the sad truth is that an estimated ONE BILLION other birds die every year just from hitting windows in the USA. That’s super sad.

Ever find a bird that has hit a window? Here’s what to do to help your feathered friend: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/questions/how-should-i-care-for-a-stunned-bird-after-it-flies-into-a-window

Want to prevent it from happening in the first place? Awesome! Here’s some tips, and some are really easy to do. http://web4.audubon.org/bird/at_home/SafeWindows.html

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