A dreadful 'thud' was heard this morning, from a bird striking a window (a rare event at NBNC). We're not sure what species, since it flew off unharmed directly afterwards, but this prompted the idea to post some tips to keep birds from striking your windows:
* Placing feeders and baths at least 25 feet from windows, or no more than 1-3 feet (so impacts will be at low-velocity) from windows.
* Draping a thin netting or soft fabric screen over the outside of the window. This is supposedly 100% effective, and netting shouldn't obstruct your view too much.
* Making sure windows are shaded to reduce reflections which can trick birds.