Let’s see if we can’t fix that! When we first heard that sickening thump and found a dead bird beneath the window, I rushed to make a cut paper owl to put in the window.
Here’s that owl, hand cut from heavy black paper and stuck to the window with double-stick tape. It seemed to work. Several friends asked for some and they seemed to work for them too. Cutting them out by hand with an Xacto knife was giving me cramps and calusses. We went in search of a less labor-intensive production method.
After much research and experimentation, we have a superior product that employs static-cling vinyl. These guys can be repositioned or removed entirely and stored for future use.
Simply peel the silhouette from the backing sheet and apply it to the inside of the window, smoothing out air bubbles with your hand.
One of the problems cited for window decals has been that the birds soon catch on that the birds in flight are not moving. Our birds are at rest, ready to swoop down on prey. We have no scientific proof, but that may be why they seem to be effective. Want to try some on your own killer windows? Go to my Etsy Shop to place an order.
I’ve had to keep my blinds shut , with birds flying everywhere at the moment . I wonder what the dogs would make of the decals ?
Cat silhouettes coming soon. That should entertain the dogs plenty.
Oh, that makes sense about the birds at rest. Unlike many other decals, yours are artfully done. I’ll check out your Etsy shop. 🙂
One of the biggest advantages is not having to crawl around on ladders to affix them on the outside.
What a cool idea! Not washing the windows for 18 years seems to do the trick here but isn’t half as nice-looking as your birds!
That was one of the more attractive solutions I came across. This coming from a slovenly housekeeper.
Thankfully we’ve not experienced that horrible sound here, I do know exactly what your talking about though because the house I grew up in had a bad set of see-through windows on the second floor. Good for you, seeing the problem and making a solution, and a good looking one at that!
Yet another advantage to having so many plants obscuring your windows.
Great job, well done.
You are too kind. We do what we can. Can’t bring ourselves to keep our cat in, but research shows the window crashes kill more birds that do cats.
Having 3 birds slam into a window at once, causing instant death, I’m happy to try any solution. Thanks for giving the design so much thought – I like the remove/reuse aspect.
Just packaged up your order. Hope it works for you. Let me know, won’t you?
Brilliant! I’m going to head over to etsy!
Oh goody. We buried too many birds, with sadness, before coming up with this.