Junco Rescue


Thunk! The sound of a songbird hitting a window sends us running outside. At my side is a nine-year-old girl named Hazel who loves to draw birds. The Dark-eyed Junco lies motionless with eyes open, tiny feet in the air. How could this have happened? We put specially designed film squares on windows to make them visible to birds. We’d scattered birdseed in the snow well away from the house. Likely, something—a passing merlin or Cooper’s Hawk—scared the flock to fluster away in all directions. 

Despite best efforts, collisions do happen sometimes. I know, because I’ve watched and fed birds in my…


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