Here we are settled in for a months stay in North Carolina in my Sickstas and Craigys side yard. Our Homeys back end sits between two big Hickory trees. Our bedroom window is facing the Hickory tree you see in this photo..back right.
I have a feeder on that tree..that’s where the flying squirrels have come in the past for nightly visits..no sighting this year. I did wake up the other evening when I heard something on the tree…I shined a flashlight and it was a cute little raccoon eating seed from the feeder. I didn’t want to encourage it so I shooed it away.This is our view from the other side of the Homey…our Patio and bird feeders set out..
This is where the Death occurred… My Sicksta discovered the dead White-throated Sparrow on our patio carpet, below our living room window. It was a beautiful bird…I felt terrible….
We have birds pecking at them all the time…territorial disputes with unknown intruder..Birdchick talks about this in a recent 10000 birds post
Remember this one pecking at our window?
I don’t mind the pecking~so far none of the birds have blooded themselves or my window..I do mind a bird death…
So..I needed a solution..
I first read about this in a fellow birders blog…Hilke Breder mentioned she used soap on her sliding glass door.
Jeff doesn’t want anything that will stick on the window..It has a special finish that he is afraid might come off. So…I am hoping this works.
Soap lines..I can fill it in more if I find we are still having window strikes.
Read more about preventing window strikes here at Sialis website.
If you have any other ideas or suggestions please let me know.