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In the past couple of weeks we have received two beautiful patients: bohemian waxwings!
Both of them came in as a result of window strikes and are recovering well. Since glass is not a natural material, the reflection of the sky or trees, or even dark reflections can give birds the idea that there is something inside worth going towards. Window impacts can cause serious and even life-threatening injuries.
Covering a window with a pattern can make it more visible to birds. You may create a pattern by hanging cord/string from the top of windows or with any visual markers, decals, window films, tape, cut-outs or other materials recommended for deterring birds from flying through.
Bohemian waxwings get their names from their nomadic, or “bohemian” lifestyles. They like to travel all across the northern United States and Canada – one bohemian waxwing was recorded flying 280 miles in just 11 days!