Redbird hitting window! How to stop it??

Prettypetals_GA_7-8April 1, 2012

I have a redbird that has been hitting the same window for two weeks now. I have sprayed it with water hose, closed the drapes, put up cardboard that it knocks over and am at my wits end. What to do to get it to go away?? Judy

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Elly_NJ(NJ z6)

The cardinal is protecting its territory from the bird in the window. Really. He will stop this silly behavior once his mate's chicks hatch and he will have to do real-world work like feeding them.

In the meantime, dangle something (aluminum pie plate) outside the window so it breaks up the reflection.

Soon you'll have baby cardinals in the yard hopefully not as goofy as their dad!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2012 at 9:20AM
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sumac(SE MI)

I had a robin doing the same thing for years. I found I had to eliminate the entire reflective surface of the window (he just started fighting with another area away from dangler)by tacking a piece of landscape fabric over the window on the outside. It's not as ugly as you might think and it worked!

    Bookmark   May 10, 2012 at 7:50AM
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paulsiu(5a)

A bright light shining out of the window also prevents reflection.

Paul

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 2:43PM
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