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Old 19 November 2011, 18:45   #11
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I'd like to know how I could stop this happening
You could try to nail them before they make their final approach. You'll need No. 4 and remove the choke. Keep up a heavy rate of fire. An auto might be useful, as suicide owls can be difficult to "harm", to wit - to wound
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Old 19 November 2011, 18:48   #12
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They fly by sight - do you have windows that oppose each other, giving the impression of a "fly through"?

If so, close one curtain before dusk, might do the trick.

Or, it could be ducks. I wouldn't sweat it too much though....

...no fowl, no harm!
No .. I get all sorts, songbirds etc but I cant undrstand why ?

That must have been a helluva thump on the window if it was an owl though
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No .. I get all sorts, songbirds etc but I cant undrstand why ?
It must look right to them - I know folks who put some hawk silhouettes up on their glass - it seemed to help.
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You could try to nail them before they make their final approach. You'll need No. 4 and remove the choke. Keep up a heavy rate of fire. An auto might be useful, as suicide owls can be difficult to "harm", to wit - to wound
Sure you probably know this fella ,, but these guys arent for shooting

They are the lords of vermin them and their cronies who I have much respect for and have much pleasure when you see them at their work
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Sure you probably know this fella
I did, but I needed a lead in for a bad owl pun...

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as suicide owls can be difficult to "harm", to wit - to wound
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easy solution - don't was your windows ! or replace with some opaque material ...

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Short eared owl ? Long eared owl ? Probably bit small for a barn owl.

Could possibly be a tawny owl but unlikely as these fly over from france and there are no known pairs in Jersey ??

We have some at work you can see when you visit (hit by planes), did send Martini a date but he is away so will rearrange.
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Found this imprint on our window today - trying to work out what it is. Most likely a pigeon, but could be a duck or flying rat. Nothing dead on the patio to help with the investigation.
I think you are now looking for something akin to a bulldog with wings..
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I think you are now looking for something akin to a bulldog with wings..
Ahh, now maybe it is an owl. Always wondered why their faces seemed a bit flat. Clearly a result of evolution involving lots of window contact.

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I did, but I needed a lead in for a bad owl pun...

Bigmuz, Willk, you disappoint me. Did you really have nothing better to do late last night than discuss the merits of birds of prey and bad puns?
I'm still not sure I can see an owl head imprint. Looks more like a duck head and beak to my eyes.
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I'm still not sure I can see an owl head imprint. Looks more like a duck head and beak to my eyes.
He might have been looking for his mobile at the time of the accident - he's a bit off center...

They only call when it's off-beak.
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