Neil (nt) wrote,
Neil
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Birds

Yesterday, L and I were walking through the Plus-15 network and noticed markings on the windows where pigeons had struck the glass. Some of theses markings were quite detailed; we could see their outspread wings, their feet, heads and bodies. I suppose when they hit, dust from their bodies sticks to the windows. It is unfortunate that they are stunned or killed by the impact. This is a problem in many cities with tall buildings. In Calgary, we have peregrine falcons which nest on the ledges of high buildings, and prey on smaller birds. Probably, some birds strike the glass while trying to escape the falcons.

I tried photographing some of the markings, but the photos didn't turn out well.
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