We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I don't know how much screens help. Yesterday I watched one of the infinite number of sparrows on the back porch take flight into the screen. It backed up, and aimed for the glass door beside the screen. It vanished stage left, but I heard no thumps from the room windows so I suspect it learned a lesson.
Ah, yes, the perennial nag to bird-proof your picture windows and patio doors. A good idea*, but this badgering always fails to mention the ElephantCat in the room. Last estimate I saw, birds striking windows amounted to some 599 million deaths; house cats killing birds resulted in some 2.4 billion deaths, more than 4 times the toll from windows. But, ooh!, let's not lay a guilt trip on all those Cat Ladies--of both sexes--out there; their Kitty wouldn't hurt a fly.
I'm not accepting one more thing to be responsible for-- I'm not! The birds are on their own.
Re Christopher B's comment (#5)-- Wrens, titmice, and others do high speed face-plants into my sliding back door at least once a week. I've never seen one fail to survive. They'll sit on the deck for a couple of minutes (you can imagine the little stars and planets going around its head) and then fly up onto a chair to build up strength for another try.