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On Monday I wrote about a bird strike -- a toughie in more ways than one. A friend writes:

Bird crashed through 2nd-floor barn window. Thick old double pane. Left the feathers and a little bit of blood.
Glass exploded everywhere. Shards of glass 30 feet away. (The bird was never found.)
Any idea what type of bird?
We had a few replies, though nothing definitive -- from Barn Owl to Red-tail.  I failed to say that barn is in Allendale. That would have made the Barn Owl theory less likely, I can't remember of any Barn Owl sightings in recent memory in Allendale... 
Although Allendale, Mich. does have a road called Barn Owl Lane...