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DON'T PLACE BIRD FEEDERS NEAR WINDOWPANES

During the spring and autumn migration flights of birds to and from the south, the number of incoming patients with craniocerebral injuries jumps sharply, as a result of collisions with windows.

 

In winter, however, the number of small birds with traumatic brain injuries of the species that remain in Bulgaria during the winter is also quite high. The most common reason is the feeders that people leave for the birds, especially those feeders that are near windows.

 

Usually birds do not collide when they come to the feeder to eat, but when frightened by a passing predator or something else, they fly in panic anxiously. Then they take off chaotically and in the opposite direction of the danger, that is, towards the window.

 

If you place bird feeders, make sure they are in front of a wall, not a window. If this is not possible, keep the feeder as close to the window as possible so that the flying birds cannot gain speed before they collide - this way even if they collide, it won’t be as serious.

 

If a bird bumps into a window, immediately put the bird in a tightly closed box with small air holes. Darkness is the first and most urgent help. Even birds with mild head injuries, should stay in the dark for at least 1 hour to dissipate cerebral hemorrhage. Then you can try to release it, but close to the ground, not from the balcony. If the problem appears to be more serious and the bird does not take off, call for instructions at 0988 79 79 86.

 

Birds need to be released only in daylight. If, while the bird is in the box, it gets already dark outside, please, release it early in the morning of the next day. In any case, it is best to contact us for advice and guidance.