thudddd!

@webeishere (36377)
United States
October 17, 2007 1:13pm CST
As I was sitting here typing put a new discussion I heard a sudden and loud thud type of sound. I went to my living room to see what Buster my beagle may have done. Then as I looked up I saw something from the corner of my eyes. A pidgeon had evidently saw it's reflection in my window and attacked it. The bird had flown into my window leaving a splash of bird spittle? HAHAHAHA! I saw it get up from the ground and fly away. Scared me big time as the thud was very loud. Ever have a bird fly into your windows at home? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
18 Oct 07
Yeah, I have a bit of a problem with that, especially in the spring. There is a big gum tree growing over the other side of the road, and magpies nest in it. As they are very territorial birds, especially in the mating season, they tend to swoop and attack. The problem is, they attack their own reflection in my bedroom window, and not just once, but sometimes several times. Imagine being awoken in the morning to that loud thudd. Good way to get the heart started in the morning, I suppose, lol!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Oct 07
mAGPIES? KEWL. dO YOU HAVE A PHOTO TO ADD OF THE GUM TREE OF YOURS BY ANY CHANCE?
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
Still being in the dark ages with dial up, adding photos just takes so long, and slows everything else down in the meantime, so you'll just have to imagine our nice old gum, with those annoying magpies in it, lol!
@Razzles (391)
• United States
18 Oct 07
That would have scared me too. I have never had that happen to me before. I was at the beach once lying in a lounge chair by the pool. This lady was lying in a lounge chair right next to me. A bird flew above her sending poop right on her head. It was the funniest thing at the time. Of course, if it would have happened to me, it wouldn't have been that funny.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Ewwww! We have that problem with seagulls. They hover over people at beaches and parks waiting for some type of food treat from them. Then they poop as if to say, Fine, no food I poop on you." HAHAHAHA!! HAP[PY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
18 Oct 07
That is funny stuff, I have never had one fly into my window but I have been driving down the road and a bird has flowen in to my winshild of the car before. I about jumped out of my car when it hit the window. LOL
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Oct 07
The closest I've come to this is hitting a black bird with my bumper is all. That would have scraed me as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I don't remember a bird flying into a window, but one time when I was a kid we were sitting at the kitchen table at my grandparents house and a bird started flying around the kitchen. That really scared all of us. We think it came through the old stove pipe.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Oct 07
When I was a small child visiting ,my Aunt at her farm house in northern Minnesota she had btas that had flown into her wood burning chimney into the shack. YIKES! As children we were all terrified at bats flying around freely like that. The whole shack was covered in soot from the flying as well. wHAT A MESS WE HAD TO CLEAN UP THAT EVENING. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
18 Oct 07
Yes, I have seen & heard of this happening. It happens more often in schools here. Many of them are built with thse odd high up windows. Birds are attracted to them, & spend half their time flying into these windows. Kids are quite entertained by this. At home, Maxc our dalmation spends half his like chasing & barking at birds in trees. And yet, he lies there in his basket & watches them come rigt up his food ball to pinch a bit of food.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Here in Minneesota the state has requested many Skyscrapers to turn off a lot of their lights as there has been a slew of falcons and hawks flying into the windows and dying from the impact. The downtown skyline has gotten a bit darker recently. Good for those buidlings owners I say. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@AmbiePam (46169)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I don't know why, but that happens a lot at my parent's house. I'll be sitting on their couch and about jump out of my skin! I'm always worried if the bird is OK for some reason. I guess it's because I've been outside in their back yard and seen one of the birds that flew into their window, and didn't make it. Poor thing.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Oct 07
A lot usually don't make it as they either break their wings or neck. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@GardenGerty (91036)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Oct 07
Yes, I have, on more than one occasion. The culprit at my house is always young male cardinals. One year I had a light with a floral shade across the room from my south facing window, and the poor bird kept trying to get in to it. Actually it was a mirrored light cabinet with a floral panel. I had it filled with shelves, with plants on the shelves. I could roll it around, and so I moved it out of his view. More recently I have had a young male cardinal become attached to his reflection in a north facing window, and spend hours at a time, at the certain time of day, flying head first into that same window. It is in a stair well and out of my reach to put a decal on to scare him. My other memorable cardinal lost his life due to his infatuation. He fell in love with my white cargo van, and would hover in front of the side mirrors constantly. He would wait on a wire overhead until that vehicle showed up. Well my kitties discovered this meal on wheels and made an end of him. Young mail birds can be very vain and stupid.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Oct 07
As many cardinals I have in my yard I am surprised they haven't done this. I did have a robin years ago do the same thing. But that's been it so far. One pidgeon and one robin hitting my window. That's the main reason for the crashing into windwos is their reflections I've heard. they feel it's a possible mate or possible foe for a mate. So they go to investigate full bore. HAHAHA! Bummer too. Free meal for the kitties. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Bunsdk (242)
• Denmark
17 Oct 07
Yeah, once when I was still living home with my parents. One night our parents left my big sister to sit on me and my brother and we were watching a movie in the living room. Was a pretty intense movie "pelle eroberen", and suddenly a THUDD hit the big screen doors to our terrace. And we all jumped high in the air from the shock. We were honestly scared out of our minds, and at first none of us dared to check what had happend. After a little time I finally got the nerve to stand up and go over and check it out. And just below the doors lower beam there was a bird drousily walking around, like it had a concussion or somehting. We then jested a little about ghosts and such after it... god that bird had scared the begeesus out of us :D
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Oct 07
That must have been a Horror movie I tek it then? Watching those types of movies make any unusual sound all the more scary doesn't it? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
17 Oct 07
When I was growing up we had several birds hit the windows..We would get a box, put them in it and wait for them to get better and fly away..It would scare the crap out of me when they hit the windows..
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Oct 07
That was sweet of you to save them till they could fly again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Pidgeons are stupid they do it all the time. It used to happen to use all the time in the 5th floor apartment we had it was kinda funny.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Oct 07
And to think the java served them for dinner at one time. HAHAHA! Were they ones that hit his windows I wonder. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!~
@caver1 (1765)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I don't have this problem, but my in-laws have large uncovered windows and hummingbird feeders on the deck. Several times when I have been there a bird will hit the window. Sometimes they recover from the shock, but a few times I think it does break their necks.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Sometimes they do not survive. I've had that happen in other places I've lived. Not here yet that I know of anyhow. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
17 Oct 07
At our house in Michigan we had french doors off the living room. Birds were constantly flying into them. I had to buy those cling on decorations to keep them from breaking their poor little necks.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 07
Lol that would have scared me to You are like me when you hear a noise you always think first what has the Dog been up to lol
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Oct 07
Yup. Always look for Busters fault in things as he can't argue with me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
17 Oct 07
We have humming birds see the reflection of the feeder in the window and crash into the window all the time in the summer time. Other than that I think that the birds pretty much leave the windows alone.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I've thoguht about adding a couple hummingbird feeders in my yard. But I am afraid they wouldn't come around due to my beagle Buster. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
24 Oct 07
LOL that is so funny! pigeons really are birdbrain! LOL i remember one night back in our previous house, an owl flew inside our home. it wasnt a wild owl though because there's no owls in our little mountain. we suspected it was a pet of someone but we didnt had any idea who the owner was. i cant remember what happened to the owl. all i can remember was i was really astounded with its big eyes. that was the first time i saw an owl in person. ^__^
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Yes I have had that happen. In fact I had a bird fly into the security shack where I worked at long ago. My friend was sitting at the desk writing up our log and this bird flew through the door we had open and flew directly into the window next to my friend, the bird fell on her hand and she went nuts! hahahahahah! I couldn't stop myself from laughing so hard! She was flopping around the office like crazy, screaming OMG what was that???!!!! The bird didn't make it though. I guess the impact was just too much for the poor little thing, so I buried her outside among the flowers outside of our shack. My partner thought I was crazy, but I just couldn't think to do anything else.