Will Vinyl Predators Keep Birds Safe
Our back porch has nice, big windows. Nice big windows that invite birds to fly up and go THUNK right into them. This makes me worry about keeping my status as Friend of Birds. What if inspectors from the Audubon Society show up and start asking questions?
So I was intrigued when my friend Ricky of Sprigs and Twigs posted about the vinyl predators she had started selling. The vinyl clings to the glass of the windows. It can be easily moved around or put away in a plastic sleeve if it is no longer wanted.
Apparently one of the limitations of silhouettes as a deterrent to bird/window crashes is that the birds get used to them because they stay in the same place. But that problem may be lessened if the vinyl predators move around.
Anyhow, I thought I would give them a try. I got a cat and a hawk. The cat looks a bit like it is levitating. I put them on the upper part of the window so they don’t block our view at all when we are sitting on the porch.
I certainly hope they reduce the number of bird collisions. We’ll see. If you’d like to check them out for yourself, follow this link.