Bird in cabin?

The first time I had a balcony cabin I slept with the door open since I like falling asleep to the sound of the waves. Then I thought, "What if a bird flies into my cabin while I'm asleep?" I wouldn't like that since birds sometimes leave behind messing, gooey, and gross "calling cards". So now I sleep with the door closed.

Has anyone ever had a bird fly into their cabin? Anyone else here prefer to sleep with their balcony door open?

13 Answers

Cool concept. Goony bird? Albatross? Or the garden variety seagull? Emissary of St. Francis - or Edgar Allen Poe?

Never happened to me or mine - but my balcony door stays closed to prevent theft rather than preventing illegal avians.

I was thinking seagull. If one of Edgar Allen Poe's or Alfred Hitchcock's birds ever showed up it might be enough to put me off from cruises!

Nope. I always keep the door closed. I like a nice cold cabin to come back to or sleep in.

I never sleep with the balcony door opened.

Birds inside always reminds me of one time at our wild land retreat. I have a cabin there and a couple of other structures, one is a shop with double doors. I always leave the doors open in the summer. One time during a heavy grouse year (we call them Spruce Hens) I saw one walk into the shop. I watched a while and it didn't come out, sometimes they can get up into the loft via a stair-case and die up there, so I went in to shoo the bird out. When I entered the grouse went nuts, started flying here and there hitting walls, windows and everything else. I got out or it would kill itself. Bit later I saw him strutting out, all cocky, like nothing happened, many feathers all askew though.

This really did make me laugh out loud, I had to read it to my DH. I can just see this grouse.Big Smile

Normally I keep the door closed due to the heat and humidity. On the AK cruise, though, the door was open anytime we were inside. It was really enjoyable, and kept the room nice and cool.

Due to the weather, there was not a bird problem. (I only saw two birds during the cruise that I recall -- one was laying on the deck and wasn't going to move again, and the other sat on the railing for an hour as we pulled into Seattle.

Door open about 1" or so just enough to get the sound in and drapes closed to keep light and anything else out.

Excellent idea. Sometimes I see solutions from others so painfully obvious that I feel like a big dummy for not thinking of it before. Thanks for passing that along.

Trouble with this is the "whooshing" sound of the air in the door.


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