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    Question How do you keep birds from flying into windows?

    Birds keep flying into the window over my desk sometimes stunning themselves. The window is plenty dirty so you'd think they would see it's a window, but they either don't or they think their reflection is a rival or something. Is there something I can put on it so they will stop? We have a cat lady who lives on that side of our house, so it's really not safe for a bird to be lying on the ground immobilized for 10 minutes.
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    Open them, silly.




    ... is there some way you can deaden the reflection or even put some sort of translucent image on the glass (they sell those now, to pretty up a window, those soft see-thru plasticky things?) to make it look different?
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    Helpful as always.

    Edit: Ah, like vinyl clings? Not a bad idea.
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    My friends use those cling-film cut-outs that are bird shaped on their picture window. Birds kept smacking into it, and the cling film shapes seem to work well.
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    I say let it happen, and give the cats a tasty treat Natural selection aye?
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    Take a picture of one of the cat lady's cats, cut it out, and put it in the window staring out. Worked like a charm on our picture windows when I was growing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryPenguin View Post
    Take a picture of one of the cat lady's cats, cut it out, and put it in the window staring out. Worked like a charm on our picture windows when I was growing up.
    Entertaining! I like.
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    Aw, poor birdies! Apparently they can't see the reflection from glass.

    Try hanging something that flutters in front of or near the window such as a wind chime. This will scare them and keep them from flying towards the window. Hanging plants can sometimes work also.

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    A larger brown or black bird silhouette decal on the window will cause them to avoid the "predatory-looking bird."

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