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Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:40 PM

just had a blue tit smack into the back of our house (Instantly dead)

Looks like it broke its neck. It was quite a thud.

So I wrapped it up in newspaper, popped it into a ziplock, and placed it in the freezer.

Called the local taxidermy guy just out of town. 130 to mount it up.

At least the bird will have an after-life.

Need to find a nice glass dome.

Considering we counted 95 blue tit landings in an hour during the RSPB Birdwatch last season, I can suppose there is still a healthy population.

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Reply just had a blue tit smack into the back of our house (Instantly dead) (Original post)
Layzeebeaver Apr 2021 OP
SWBTATTReg Apr 2021 #1
Layzeebeaver Apr 2021 #3
Ocelot II Apr 2021 #2
markie Apr 2021 #4
liberalmuse Apr 2021 #5
Layzeebeaver May 2021 #6

Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:46 PM

1. Maybe put up an Owl (fake) or pic of an Owl to keep them from smacking into the house?

We had a problem w/ wood peckers attacking our cedar paneling on our house in the Ozarks, so we put up some pie pans (alum. ones) that seemed to do the trick.

Good luck to you and at least, you are giving a decent after life memorial to the blue tit.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:56 PM

3. Thank you!

The sun was very low in the sky when it happened, I wonder if there were some strange reflections from our neighbours conservatory.

In 7 years of living here in the U.K. (Northern Cotswolds) we've never had a bird strike.

Had one young blackbird decide to come in the house and take a perch on our bookcase. One squab wood pigeon in the shed. And a blue tit that flew in the upstairs bathroom window. All instances, resolved with healthy birds back outside.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:47 PM

2. That's too bad. The blue tit* is a close relative of the chickadee,

a denizen of the western hemisphere, only they're mostly blue and don't have black heads. Chickadees are also very common and have been infesting my bird feeders all winter. I don't have a stuffed one, though.

*A blue tit is not necessarily a characteristic of a cold stripper.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 01:00 PM

4. always sad when that happens

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 01:32 PM

5. I have hummingbird feeders near my windows.

And put up a few removable dollar store stickers (flowers and such) and some tiles on the windows so the birds won't hit them. So far, so good. RIP lil' blue tit.

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:07 PM

6. SO... back from holiday...

and the bird is wrapped in paper and then a ziplock, and has been in the freezer.

Time to contact our local taxidermy guy...

More news as it comes...

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