As many of you know, the back of our house opens into the woods. Beyond that we have open fields, lots more woods, and the river bottoms.
We have a bird feeder on the deck, and two sets of glass patio doors that open to the deck.
The poor birds see their reflections in the doors, and think its another bird. The male cardinals are very territorial, and they are the worst. They attack the reflection, thumping violently into the plate glass, and some of them die.
Others just sit there addled for a few minutes, then fly off.
Today, we were getting ice and snow, and it was very busy at the feeder. We heard quite a few thumps, and we thought for sure that two of them were goners, but they both finally came too and flew off.
The other day, Kim saw a young red-tail hawk swooping through after an injured bird. That's quite a trick, as thick as the trees are around the back of our house, but hawks are amazing.
Does anyone else here get into birds? If you do, let me tell you about our Tow Hees.