Scientists around the world are currently stymied as to why birds are dropping from the sky in huge numbers around the world... I might have a clue for them. You see, this is my front window
|the reflection is to fight the summer heat... it works, sort of...|
two birds have flown into this window in the past week.
and you're very welcome - I drew the line at taking a photograph of the dead birds with their heads at unnatural angle.
Windows are deadly.
No... I am not suggesting that someone has installed a highly reflective window up in the sky into which thousands of birds are meeting their untimely death... but I have noticed one thing. Birds. Are. Dumb. Yes, the window is reflecting the outside... so they're happily flying along looking for a little more nature to fly in and they see - far below - a small archway leading into what appears to be sky and trees. Apparently birds are always on the look-out for better bits of the outdoors to fly in because they're getting crowded up there in the big blue.
So I can feel a little badly... really... what I don't get is that those windows that so neatly reflect the outdoors? Yep, they also reflect the BIRD. That same bird that is flying closer and closer. Playing chicken with his reflection. Is he hoping that other bird will turn aside and let him pass?
These world-wide mass bird deaths? Yep, probably just a bunch of idiot birds playing massive games of chicken way up the sky. I know, you probably haven't played "chicken" since elementary school - but remember hoping the other guy would bail first? Yeah, only the dumb kids played it. The air is a little thin up there... maybe their thought processes are slowed. Or maybe there's a reason that "bird-brain" is an insult.
There's little to be done about mass bird idiocy - I wish the scientists the best of luck... but I'll do my part and take responsibility for the two bird deaths attributable to my home this week.
I've gotta do SOMETHING to help out the little guy... like taping big X's on the window with blue masking tape? Except that's boring. and ugly.
So I've come up with options... tell me what you think - imagine that you live across the street from me (I know, a dream come true... that house IS for sale...)
|simple... to the point... but do you think they come in green?|
|I'm afraid it's just another version of "chicken" we'd just end up killing braver birds.|
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