The Other Coast by Adrian Raeside

The Other Coast

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  1. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I prefer to call it suvival of the fitest.

  2. treesareus

    treesareus said, 10 months ago

    Or they could be killed by solar panels. That story just made headlines recently. They fly into solar panels thinking that they are ponds of water.

  3. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 10 months ago

    treesareus: They wouldn’t if you didn’t put duck decoys on them. Try falcon silhouettes like on picture windows.

  4. thomgeno

    thomgeno said, 10 months ago

    Not to mention that there’s a whole host of natural causes, like predators, disease, etc. The vast majority of challenges birds face are not “man-made”.

  5. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    That’s more or less what I came here to say. You beat me to it, thomgeno, but you can have that worm. I’m trying to cut down! lol!

  6. ujean

    ujean said, 10 months ago

    And they may never know for sure. Not all birds return to the same nest or even the same general area.
    On the other hand we had a Canada Goose who showed regular as clockwork at our shop’s back door. Along with his girlfriend and, just before they left for the year, a flock of goslings.

  7. swr

    swr said, 10 months ago

    @hippogriff

    that sort of defeats the purpose of the solar panel doesn’t it?

  8. swr

    swr said, 10 months ago

    @ujean

    and most of them will be back next year. every few years the local FWS/DNR does a round up of the local flock, processing the adults and shipping the goslins out of state to imprint some where else.

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 10 months ago

    swr: No. The standard picture window silhouette takes up about one square foot, an inch at a time. If you put it just outside the panel, it still works, but does not shade even that much. Thousands of birds are killed annually flying into skyscrapers. Start your campaign where the greater damage is.

  10. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Birds flying into wind turbines is myth perpetuated by people who don’t want turbines in their neighborhoods. Window strikes kill between 10 and 100 times as many birds as windmills, but nobody is calling for a ban of windows.

  11. Old Timer

    Old Timer GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @sleeepy2

    Birds can avoid cars easily, and wind turbines move even slower.

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