Unfortunately for the birds who live nearby, the specks of dirt on the window aren't enough to discourage them from flying full force at the patio doors repeatedly. Today this little guy flew into one of the doors and Tim rescued him:
His wings were working fine but he was pretty stunned, so Tim just set him down on the ground in the shade until he was able to fly again. The cats were definitely confused at why we were taunting them with prey just inches from their spot in the house.
|Is this treat for me?|
The birdie flew away fine and all was right in the world, but we're definitely going to figure something out to discourage birds from flying into all the glass doors and windows.
Today I was planning on running 8 miles of hills on the treadmill, just like I did last week. The final result was definitely not what I had in mind. I felt terrible, it was 80+ degrees inside and my legs felt like lead. Ugh. I love running - I really do. But days like this are less than awesome. Win some, lose some. Total mileage: 4.5 miles.
Anyone have any suggestion for birds crashing into windows?
I read about sticking decals of birds or prey or owls on the windows. While that might work...that sounds hideous. I'm hoping someone has a super awesome secret suggestion for this.
Are you an animal rescuer?
Honestly, no. Please don't think I'm a terrible person. I just grew up on farms and ranches where it was natural for animals to be born and die all the time - part of life. So while it makes me sad, I'm not the kind to rescue every animal I see. Tim, on the other hand, wants to rescue every sad pet on Earth. Such a big heart!