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Old 19 November 2011, 17:17   #1
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Any ornithologists out there?

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.
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Old 19 November 2011, 17:32   #2
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Interesting. What are the measurements? Looks like it hit the window with an almighty whack - like something out of Dastardly and Mutley!
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looks like a duck to me .. I get this problem a lot and have raised the issue on other forums as to why it happens .. thats a good image you have there of what must be a very injured bird

Ducks have pretty oily feathers so would leave a big imprint .. but Ive never ever seen one fly into a window before
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I reckon, hold chap, as how yew has been hit bay hay howl, seeing as how they has hay h'tendency for suchlike.

BBC News - Owl leaves imprint on Kendal woman's window
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Old 19 November 2011, 18:00   #5
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Interesting. What are the measurements?
Body imprint width is about 4" and wing length about 10".
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[QUOTE="willk"]I reckon, hold chap, as how yew has been hit bay hay howl, seeing as how they has hay h'tendency for suchlike.

+1 for the owl!

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I'm not so sure about the owl hypothesis. But I can't say it really match the shape of our local ducks either ...
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I'm not so sure about the owl hypothesis.
You can see it's "face" in the imprint, Sherlock.
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look at its head imprint.......... I see it now

I'd like to know how I could stop this happening . I'm no mad environmentalist .... but I wish I could stop these guys hitting my windows and injuring them selves ?
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.... but I wish I could stop these guys hitting my windows and injuring them selves ?
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....

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