A great idea! We had a heartbreaking hawk window strike several years ago and after that I found these: http://www.duncraft.com/index/page/product/product_id/3202/category_id/227/category_chain/227/product_name/Birds+of+Prey+Window+Strike+Decals
They've been very effective; however I suspect your originals will work just as well, and yours are prettier!
I need to make some too! I have a couple of bird prints from strikes while we weren't home, and a darling emerald hummingbird hit on Saturday. Poor guys, this is a great idea to fix that. Would you be willing to share a pattern?
Yes, we have that kind of bird silhouettes on wind protection fences along our roads across the country. But they are all some big birds of prey to scare them away. Yours are not scary, but I think others will know that there is a crowded area already and if nothing else, at least they will be careful. :)
So nice picture with that bird shadow on the wall! :)
Unfortunately, regular bird silhouettes may only attract more birds to your windows. Most experts suggest you attach the silhouettes of birds of prey (raptors) to your windows to decrease bird strikes.
I own a Wild Bird store here in Oregon, and we have good luck with the decals - as long as they are on the outside of the window. On the outside of the window they help break up the reflection of sky and trees. We have found that they do not need to be the traditional bird of prey shape - you are not scaring the birds away, merely indicating to them that there is something there, so they should be cautious. It can really help! And I adore your website, you have inspired my sister and I to carve fun stamps and send them back and forth. You bring joy and sunshine into my winter world. jen