Birds

Ways to avert birds from colliding into your house windows

The reflective glass windows of your house often confuse your avian neighbours as they often experience alethal crash. This might be disturbing for you and critically injure the bird as well. We bring for your reference a few solutions that can help prevent birds from hitting your house windows.

 Cover your windows

The easiest and extreme way of avoiding bird strikeshelps in fully obscuring the reflective window glasses. All you need to do is close your window blinds else draw the curtains shut. You may choose to selectively do this in the rooms that you are not occupying rather than making the whole house dark. On the plus side, this will also keep your home cool on those hot summer days.

 Take the houseplants away from your windows

Often birds are attracted to plants and flora in general. When they take a flight to investigate a new area of flora, they end up hitting the house window glass right behind these planters. Thesolution is simply to move the planters away from such windows so that birds are not mistakenly attracted to window glasses.

 Install netting or screens on the outside of the windows

When you install netting or screens outside of the window, it works as a murky layer on the reflected landscape scenery that often attracts the birds and hurt them a lot. This also saves your house from unwanted insect menace. Make sure you cover the entire window and put the netting in a way that lets the bird bounce off without hurting them.

 Stick the tape on the outside of your windows

In order to distort the glass reflection, all you need to do is apply strips of household tape in a way that covers the entire outside of the window glass. You may choose to maintain gaps between the tape strips but keep in mind that the gaps should not be big enough for birds to enter in. You will have to tradeoff between slight obstruction of your view and birds colliding.

 Use watercolours to create art on windows

This is an idea that kids in your house will love! You can create elaborate scenes or go with simple design themes like floral shapes, objects. Choose between a thin or thick layers of colour basis the opacity that you wish to achieve. These colours are pretty easy to maintain as well and comes off easily with a wet sponge or cloth.

So, choose the way you wish to work on your window and protect the avian neighbours from hitting house windows.

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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