Posted by: martinallandod | November 17, 2015

A little calamity

I noticed a few small feathers stuck to my front window this morning – and there was a poor little female bullfinch crouching stunned and motionless on the lawn below. I’ve seen all sorts of casualties like this: pigeons, blackbirds, thrushes, siskins, but never a bullfinch. After a while she began to perk up a little and move her head about, giving me nice close up views. When I looked 15 minutes later she’d flown off, hopefully none the worse.

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  1. Qoops! Hopefully she should be o.k .Up here it’s usually the young ones having no experience, but we have had the lot , from Sparrows to Sparrowhawks! Pigeons leave the best imprints mind-quite artistic!

  2. If you are getting that many ‘window hits’ could I suggest you consider using the ‘clear’ plastic butterfly/leaf shaped window stickers available from most bird seed suppliers?
    They have reduced my hits by at least 90%!

  3. No I don’t get many hits fortunately, and yes I do have lots of stickers mainly on my conservatory windows, which were notorious. I will now put even more on though, including on that front window.


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