We love watching birds in our yard, but they often fly into the windows. Hanging objects in front of the glass hasn't worked. Do you have any other suggestions?
—Debbie Ashworth, Copper Center, Alaska
George: Birds fly into windows for two reasons. One is to fight their own reflection because it looks like a competing bird of the same species. The other reason is that they see a reflection of the yard and believe they can fly into it. The key to solving both problems is to hang objects outside of the window to break up the reflection. You can also try covering the outside of the window with screening, which will eliminate the reflection.