Bird Meets Window

Some days you are the window.

Some days you are the bird.

window meets bird

For the record, I always feel bad when a bird flies into one of our windows. We have adjusted our annual window-cleaning time (we do it in fall or very early spring when migrating birds have departed or have not yet returned). We have also experimented with different curtains that could discourage birds from flying into the window (we have no idea if anything works).

Unfortunately, everyone has days like this. I was not at home when this bird imprint was made on the window, but I didn’t find a pile of feathers below the window. I hope that means the outcome for the bird was better than expected.

Sometimes, that is all the victory you can wish for.

 

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About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at http://aldersonangus.wordpress.com.
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