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Old 10-27-2014, 11:46 PM   #1
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Bird Strikes

We have a new 2015 Thor Axis 24.1 and have been out on three trips so far. On each of the trips when camped in a park we have had birds strike the windows each morning. The rig has black/mirrored windows that reflect the image of the trees around us and I can see how it confuses the birds. Has any else out there experienced this? What have you used to break up the reflect images in the windows?
The last time we taped paper towels to the window but would like something a little more permanent that this and something more easily put on and taken off.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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HOw about self stick clearish/smoky decals?



This may also have ideas...
http://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/fea...ndows-strikes/
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:34 AM   #3
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You could always get a windshield screen (even if it's black, will have a mat finish). They come in a bunch of colors. Will also help keep the coach cool in the summer and gives added privacy in daylight (you can see out; folks can't see in). Would be custom cut for your particular coach windshield.

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RV Windshield Covers by Sunguard Shade Products
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Maybe a warning sign?
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bird strikes

I found a site called Nixalite that sells bird related items and they have static cling removable stickers designed for this. They are cheap and look like a good solution. Will pick them up in the spring and try them out.
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Our local birding store sells cling-film frosted non-colored bird images that reflect UV very strongly. They're easy-on/off and have worked a treat for us on the S&B patio sliding glass doors. We were having two or three fatal strikes a week and as many as four non-fatal strikes a day, as we have four feeders in the back yard. Since we put these decals on a year ago we've only had two fatal strikes and the only non-fatals were when the feeding birds were rousted by a sparrow-hawk.

Apparently, birds have fairly high resolution vision in the UV part of the spectrum. To us humans, the decals are nowhere as obtrusive as the "black shadow" type as work much better for the birds.

Next time we're in the store, I'll get a brand name.
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A few years ago this bluebird was all over my coach. He was on my mirrors and wipers.

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Hmmmm they aren't as territorial as say cardinals and Robins are.... you must have been in his way!

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A few years ago this bluebird was all over my coach. He was on my mirrors and wipers.

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Thank you, much appreciated. We love Anacortes. Camped in Bay View State Park last weekend. We bought our Axis at Poulsbo Rv in Mount Vernon and store it in Ferndale so will likely be down to Anacortes for regular long weekends.
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