So I grabbed my phone figuring it would fly off soon, and I started snapping photos. The closer I got, I realized that the bird was really stunned. It was blinking it's little eyes and it beak was hanging open. The little chickadee allowed me to get really close.
|Mouth open, eyes half closed, poor baby....|
I was shocked, this bird must have really been seeing stars. So I decided to Reiki the little sweetie through the glass. Reiki is a specific kind of energy healing method that originated in Japan. It allows you to channel universal life energy through your hands in order to heal people, animals, plants, and even situations, it's very soothing and works amazingly well. I've been a Reiki Master/Teacher for years, but this was a unique situation that I've never had come up. I sat with my hands against the glass for 3-5 minutes and the little bird just sat there soaking it up! I was just amazed. Finally, it closed it beak and the eye blinking slowed down as it began to turn it's head left and right looking around like, "where am I, what the hell happened?!" It sat there a bit longer enjoying the Reiki, and then finally fluttered away.
|Some Reiki energy for my feathered friend, I can't believe it sat there for that long!|
Last fall when I noticed that birds do fly into the windows a lot, I've added some UV stickers to the windows, and I also dot the windows with transparent UV liquid, both products help the birds see the window. To them, they just see the trees reflected in the glass and they think they can fly right on through, but the UV really stands out to their little birdie eyes so they know somethings up. The UV liquid lasts awhile, but it's not permanent, and I knew after the experience with the stunned bird, it was time to refresh it.
|THIS is the stuff! I found this last fall online on a website called Window Alert, I bought two bottle and some of their stickers too.|
This is really cool, it's like a bingo marker, but it has special UV liquid that's designed to help keep birds from striking windows. I ordered two bottles of it last fall long with some UV leaf shaped stickers.
|Just dot it on, I do the middle of each square and the center of where the white lines on the windows meet.|
|You would think sun catchers in the window would help...|
|...but their little birdie eyes just see the trees reflected off the surface of the glass window!|
I do have to add new liquid UV dots from time to time, I know when it's time because the birds let me know with a few big "bam" sounds. If you love to feed and watch the birds the way that we do, and have a window or several that they seem to be smacking into, this stuff really works, it's affordable, and doesn't ruin your view. Here's the link: http://www.windowalert.com/
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions, I've been using this stuff for about a year.