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 Post subject: Invention warms birds about deadly windows
PostPosted: Jan 22 2:50 pm 
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Here's a very interesting idea to help birds see glass windows yet not obstruct our view.

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Ottawa boy's invisible invention warns birds about deadly windows

For his latest school science fair project he has invented invisible warning signals that can be placed — discreetly — right in the middle of a window pane. Read more:

http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2009/01/21/ot-090121-bird-decals.html


Further research turned up that this product is already available--news to me. http://windowalert.com/


However, I like the idea that you can just go buy the glow paint and make your own!

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I've used these on one of my windows for over half a year, Unfortunately they don't work for pine siskins at all. The window strikes continued until I put some venetian blinds on and lowered them in the open position.

Has anyone had success with these with other species?

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 Post subject: Window Warnings
PostPosted: Jan 24 10:25 am 
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My local bird store in Nanaimo has sold these transparent decals that you put on your windows to warn birds.

I've used them for the past 5 years with great affect. However it is important that these decals be placed on the OUTSIDE of the wiindow since the reflection must not be obscured by the window itself (if you were to place them on the inside of the window).

So I don't know how this little guy could have invented this product as it already exists. But good on him anyway I say.

DM

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