Yesterday I heard a thump at the dining room window. I noticed a feather sticking to the window. When I checked the ground below, I saw a poor little vireo still moving a bit. He was dead by the time I got outside. I put the window covering down thinking it would keep another bird from flying into the window.
This morning the same thing happened. Another thump, another dead bird. The strange thing was it was the same kind of bird.
Later in the afternoon, I was upstairs and I heard another single thump. This time there were two birds down. They appeared to be alive. When I went out, I walked very close to both of them. They were still breathing, but they were so stunned, my presence didn’t disturb them. I waited for an hour or so, making sure the cats didn’t hurt the poor little things.
When I checked a bit later, they were both gone. I suppose they regained their senses, they flew away.
This isn’t the first time, birds have smashed into the window, but it is the first time that they were the same kind. It’s a little weird.
I have to think of a way to stop this from happening. It certainly isn’t because the windows are so clean and transparent. I thought lowering the shade would help, but it didn’t. I don’t know what to do next.