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Old 11-05-2011, 10:28 AM
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So far about a dozen of these kamikaze warriors have slammed into my office window. Don't worry they regain consciousness in about 10 minutes.

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Old 11-05-2011, 10:35 AM
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Birds seem to always have a problem with glass. Specially on a cloudy day.
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it's the boner man
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They're "angry" birds.
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Probably the light this time of year.

At our place some don't make it.

Had a partridge hit once at full bore. I hit the floor it was so loud.
Old 11-05-2011, 12:48 PM
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How about putting something in the window to warn them it's not free flying?
Old 11-05-2011, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by swampu View Post
it's the boner man
What?;?
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Originally Posted by NJFISH View Post
They're "angry" birds.
You don't have any green pigs in your office do you?
Old 11-05-2011, 06:46 PM
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That's a better outcome than when birds fly into my office window!

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Originally Posted by cedarholm View Post
Had a partridge hit once at full bore. I hit the floor it was so loud.
First time I ever went grouse hunting, never saw(or heard) a single bird. Came home to find a recently deceased grouse on the patio under the big double windows. Dinner Turns out the area across the road held a lot of them, but that was long before I got my dog. Now it's all condos.
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Had some kinda duck smash my work van window. Totally wrecked the windshield! Scared the living heck out of me. To this day if anything flies in front of my windshield I cringe and shut my eyes, butterfly, leaf, insect etc... Duck ruined my life! Lol
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Originally Posted by ThreeLittleFish View Post
That's a better outcome than when birds fly into my office window!

WTF was that?! An ostrich??
Old 11-06-2011, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by cedarholm View Post
Probably the light this time of year.

At our place some don't make it.

Had a partridge hit once at full bore. I hit the floor it was so loud.
Yes I think so...happens from time to time here - probably not the local residents

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How about putting something in the window to warn them it's not free flying?
We tape the outside when it gets bad - about half actually kill themselves in the crash

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That's a better outcome than when birds fly into my office window!

What speed? Good to see it didn't get sucked into the engine!
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looks like a dark junco....probably just showing up for the winter.....they flock so must be joining the ones he sees reflected.
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That was a turkey vulture. It happened at 135kts on approach. The window is a sandwich of twp panes of glass with a polymer in between. I have had a window lose both panes before.at 350kts at 36K feet. I spent the rest of the flight in the jumpseat as a passenger!
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I thought we had an agreement with birds...............no,no, that agreement was with pigeons!
Old 11-07-2011, 07:26 AM
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Do you have fruit/apple trees near your office? I find this time of year birds fill up on crab apples after the apples have frozen and start fermenting, right outside the my office window and they actually get drunk. It's a hilarious thing to watch, they fall off the branches and fly into the windows. Could be what's happening by you.
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I have no idea why, but I can't stop laughing at that bird laying on the ground knocked out.
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Originally Posted by ThreeLittleFish View Post
That was a turkey vulture. It happened at 135kts on approach. The window is a sandwich of twp panes of glass with a polymer in between. I have had a window lose both panes before.at 350kts at 36K feet. I spent the rest of the flight in the jumpseat as a passenger!
Was that an ACA CRJ?

That picture looks familiar.

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Originally Posted by Think Done Deals View Post
I have no idea why, but I can't stop laughing at that bird laying on the ground knocked out.
Sometimes they are dead....less fun. Also if it gets to be a regular thing, the neighborhood cats figure it out and come over for a fresh snack.

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