Comments on: ■ Raptors in the city https://persquaremile.com/2011/05/25/raptors-in-the-city/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:30:43 +0000 hourly 1 By: TheEverydayMuser https://persquaremile.com/2011/05/25/raptors-in-the-city/#comment-4477 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:50:11 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=1152#comment-4477 I think the high amounts of air pollution in cities would also present another problem to the raptors.
I don’t remember when, but here in LA, there was once a study done that looked at the tint of the windows. During the day, tinted windows reflect sunlight, and it gets extremely bright. This blinds the birds, so they can’t see what’s in front of them and they run smack into the windows.
– Ashley

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By: paulbeard https://persquaremile.com/2011/05/25/raptors-in-the-city/#comment-4476 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:04:02 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=1152#comment-4476 We regularly see hawks on lamp standards on the Interstate, waiting for some passing car to set the table for them. Some of them have figured it out.

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By: ID https://persquaremile.com/2011/05/25/raptors-in-the-city/#comment-4475 Fri, 27 May 2011 04:13:51 +0000 https://persquaremile.com/?p=1152#comment-4475 very interesting! it has always surprised me how many raptors one can see in cities, although they are stereotypically thought of as “wild birds”. The problem of birds hitting windows is probably acute in suburbia as well, I’ve seen a few unfortunate examples here in Oakland during the recent spring migration.

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