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Old 06-09-2009, 03:10 PM   #21
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most of our windows are paned (5" wide) and we've been lucky.
maybe something that gives the illusion of paned windows?
you would still be able to see out.

some suggestions here:
(williamf's screen idea is mentioned here too)
Birds Flying into Windows - Bird Window Decals to Keep Birds From Crashing into Windows

I would think any sort of decorative window cling would work.
as long as it covered enough of the window.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:21 PM   #22
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Those look really NICE!
What about those jelly clings? They come in all kinds of shapes. I stuck up a bunch of stars in the shape of the big dipper and have not had one casualty since!
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:17 PM   #23
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What deterrent did you choose?
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #24
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What deterrent did you choose?
I'm going to try the Collidescape for the back picture window. It's the only window in the house with no blinds or screens of any kind, and it accounted for 2 of the 3 bird hits this spring. The 1 hit in the front came on one of the partially screened windows (double-hung), which also has blinds that are often closed, especially in summer, so I'm hoping that was a "freak thing."
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:18 PM   #25
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Very good choice. You've done something to try to deter them from flying to their death.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:32 PM   #26
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Well, I've gotten the CollidEscape up, and I'm of two minds about it. On the one hand, the mesh seems smaller than necessary. It blocks a great deal of sunlight, particularly problematic in winter in these parts, and it's like looking through a heavy-duty metal screen, somewhat defeating the point of a picture window. On the other hand, in addition to protecting birds, the fact that it essentially looks like a blank wall from the outside means that you can stand in the window and look at birds that come up onto the windowsill, oblivious to your presence. In retrospect, given the cost and not realizing how adversely the CollidEscape would affect the view, I might have gone with a different option like streamers.

Perhaps this information will be useful to others looking into the various alternatives for preventing bird collisions.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:38 AM   #27
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What did it cost you do an entire picture window? How easy was it to apply?
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:38 AM   #28
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We had a big window, so we got the second-biggest size they have, 64" by 40". With shipping, it came to $75. Application required two people on stools. In the end, we couldn't get all the wrinkles out, but you only notice the wrinkles from the outside, interestingly. I've pondered aloud about cutting a strip across the middle to give us a view, but that might actually eliminate most of the benefits of having the decal in the first place.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:25 AM   #29
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Would you mind posting a few pictures of your collidescape window?

I appreciate the feedback. I've been thinking about these myself.
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:48 PM   #30
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Would you mind posting a few pictures of your collidescape window?

I appreciate the feedback. I've been thinking about these myself.
Not at all. We're leaving town for a week, though, so it'll be a few days.
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