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Malaga (Spain) - Crashed into glass door

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Old Wednesday 20th May 2020, 07:49   #1
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Question Malaga (Spain) - Crashed into glass door

This poor fellow sadly crashed with high speed into the balcony glass door this morning.
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Old Wednesday 20th May 2020, 08:58   #2
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Very unfortunate - vinyl stickers on windows or curtains/blinds can help if it happens regularly, even then it doesn't always work sadly. Any photos of the underside or spread tail? It looks like a sylvia warbler, possibly Sardinian from the photo, but a tricky angle.
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Old Wednesday 20th May 2020, 09:06   #3
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Hi Daniel,

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Very unfortunate - vinyl stickers on windows or curtains/blinds can help if it happens regularly, even then it doesn't always work sadly.
There are also the UV-reflective marker pens for drawing an invisible (to the human eye) grid on the outside of window panes. It's a bit of work, as the markings only last for so long, and there are mixed opinions on the effectiveness, but if you have a window that has repeated bird strikes and you want to do something about it, it might be an option.

(I believe the German magazine "Vögel" had an article on this a couple of years back.)

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Old Wednesday 20th May 2020, 10:41   #4
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Thanks Henning - I wasn't aware of that, though makes perfect sense! Luckily I haven't encountered any strikes at our current property yet, as it is set into a hillside.
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