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CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
These two birds were on my deck dead this morning :(

The only thing I can think of is they both drank from a flower pot and got fertilizer, but that seems strange?

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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Sorry.....tried to put lite of space before the pic, but won't let me from my phone.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    West Nile maybe? Or is it too cold for that where you are? Are there still mosquitoes out?
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  • ScritScrit Posts: 52Registered Users
    Is there a window front? Then they might have seen the landscape mirrored and flew into it

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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Too cold for Mosquitos. I'm just north of Toronto and we're pretty much below freezing every night.

    My patio doors are there, but I have a canopy so they aren't that open. Maybe the upstairs windows, but twice?
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  • curlysue21curlysue21 Posts: 5,219Registered Users
    Perhaps a cat got to them?

    Their markings are pretty. Are they pigeons?
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    Those are cedar waxwings. They frequently run into windows and are killed, not sure why in this case.

    As for why two of them at the same time, they tend to flock. Something probably startled them and they both started, flew away and slammed into the window. :(

    Do you have feeders in your yard?

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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    ummmm I took ornithology and we learned that cats are the number one reason, and my professor would state about how he hated cats because he loved birds. I dropped the class (jk but I vowed he was my mortal enemy)
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    wild~hair wrote: »
    Those are cedar waxwings. They frequently run into windows and are killed, not sure why in this case.

    As for why two of them at the same time, they tend to flock. Something probably startled them and they both started, flew away and slammed into the window. :(

    Do you have feeders in your yard?

    Top killer of birds is loss of habitats to mankind, and collisions with man-made structures. Not cats.

    Thanks, WH! There is a bedroom window above the deck, so the distance would make sense if they hit the window, then the canopy :(

    I don't have feeders, do think that would help?
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    Not that they would help, only if you had, that may have been where (and why) they were gathered when they were startled. (If that's indeed what happened, that is.)

    I had a cedar waxwing strike a big picture window at my home in Northern California. It was just as someone earlier described: it reflected the view of the valley and mountains perfectly, and I believe the bird thought he was flying into open air. :( I'm a birder and I always wanted to see a cedar waxwing -- they are so pretty -- but not like that! I put raptor decals up after that. No more strikes.

    But if the window above you isn't like that, and this isn't a common occurrence (doesn't sound like it is), then it was likely just an unfortunate incident, sort of a freak accident.
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    There are houses behind me, but they are a ways and set quite lower, with lots of trees in front of them. I would imagine coming from the right angle, you would just see the sky and trees.
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    Perhaps some decals would be a good idea then, if the people living there don't mind it. They are fairly unobtrusive and can be placed along the edges of the window so they don't block the view.
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Thanks!

    Just me in the house and that bedroom is only slept in by the cats or company :)

    Will see what I can find! Thanks again for all the help!
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    A similar thing happened to me last week. I heard a few loud bangs/thuds outside my front door and didn't think too much of it. When I went to leave my house for the morning there was a dead bird right on my welcome mat. :(

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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    It's very common this time of year, due to migration.

    CC I was looking for the accipiter decals I used and also found this article, which had some good suggestions:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birdwatchersdigest.com%2Fbwdsite%2Flearn%2Ftop10%2Fwindowstrikes.php" class="Popup

    Some decals, varying designs:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.windowalert.com%2Fwindowalert.html%3Fgclid%3DCO77jbjP2bMCFSXZQgodah8Avg" class="Popup
  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,771Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Thanks for those!

    I finally took a look at the window and saw a mark. One bird I understand, but it's just so sad that they were together :(
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    Sometimes they do get up and fly away after doing that.

    I was at Ikea a few weeks ago and a bird flew into the window right next to where I was sitting. I didn't know what to do. It's eyes were open and it seemed to be aware but in shock. After about 10 minutes it hopped up and flew away. I was glad I didn't touch it.

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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    curlyarca wrote: »
    Sometimes they do get up and fly away after doing that.

    I was at Ikea a few weeks ago and a bird flew into the window right next to where I was sitting. I didn't know what to do. It's eyes were open and it seemed to be aware but in shock. After about 10 minutes it hopped up and flew away. I was glad I didn't touch it.


    OMG THEY DO THAT ALL THE TIME. it's hilarious. and terrifying if you're close.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Strange indeed. But sad too.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    poor birdies. Will there be a funeral?
  • triple_spiraltriple_spiral Posts: 249Registered Users
    That sucks you had to find them, I hate seeing dead birds....it sounds like they probably just flew into the window. But my family is superstitious and would say it is a Sign. A sign of what I have no idea, but last time I came across a dead bird I did the cross and moved quickly away.
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