Tried to save a pigeon today...

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I found a pigeon with a broken wing on lunch hour walk. Took it back to the office with me, had him in a box and someone was coming to pick him up, but he died before they came. I'm so sad ???
 

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Aww.
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Do you think he flew into a window?
 

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Aww.
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Do you think he flew into a window?
Oh wow, I hadn't thought of that. It's entirely possible since I work in a tall office building next to 2 other tall office buildings
 

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I've heard conflicting and somewhat vague numbers on bird deaths. But they all seem to agree that a lot of birds are killed by flying into windows. Some reports estimate almost a billion. And that number would make windows the number one cause of bird deaths. *

again nothing definite but It appears that high rises are not the biggest problem - but one story buildings are more dangerous. Maybe because there are more of them or maybe because there are more birds flying around closer to the ground.



* I became interested in this just last week when Donald was talking about how bad windmills are. Comparatively speaking, windmills are not that big a deal.