This article presents an astonishing statistic — over 1 billion birds in the USA alone die every year by flying into plate glass windows and skyscrapers that are covered with glass. It turns out there is a solution to this however. A billion bird deaths must be large enough to have a negative impact on bird populations and the entire ecosystem. I think anyone interested in “green buildings” should really think about this issue.Social tagging: Biology > Environment
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I was the shadow of the waxwing slain
By the false azure in the windowpane;
I was the smudge of ashen fluff–and I
Lived on, flew on, in the reflected sky.
V. Nabokov, Palefire
nice post dkp
… And they relax, drifting with changed notes
Dip and float, not quite sure if they may
Then they are sure and they stoop
And maybe the whole agony was for this
The plummeting dead drop
With long cutting screams buckling like razors
But just before they plunge into the earth
They flare and glide off low over grass, then up
To land on a wall-top crest up,
Ted Hughes Wodwo 1967
next time I’ll post something a little more upbeat. Laura
Nice stuff you guys!!! Wow poetry on my blog. That’s cool. My mom is actually a poet — professionally — so now everything’s come full circle!
The Bird Killers
According to this article on CNN, up to 1 billion birds die every year in the US as a result of flying into glass windows. Daniel Klem Jr., an ornothologist claims that skyscrapers can claim the lives of 200 birds
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