Birds may face dangers in their everyday lives while eating, flying, or perching. The danger may be from one of their own kind who feels his territory has been invaded.
Other dangers include larger birds who will kill and eat smaller birds, squirrels who raid the bird feeders, insects who invade hummingbird feeders, and windows which appear invisible to birds in flight.
Here are some ways to combat the problematic situations, making your birdfeeders some of the most popular and most frequented in the neighborhood, resulting in hours of birdwatching fun for you and your family.
Averting Window Collisions
A bird can collide into a window for a number of reasons.
It may see the reflection of the sky and landscape, and think it’s heading for open space. It may also see its own reflection, but mistake it for an enemy bird and attack the window to defend its territory.
Here are a few tips you can try to deter birds from colliding with or attacking your windows:
- Move your feeders further away from your windows
- Break up the reflection with stickers or plastic wrap
- Attach branches in front of your window
- Cover windows with netting or screens
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