A friend (who doesn't use newsgroups) was telling me that she has trouble
with female cardinals continuously flying into her house windows. One
particular bird even goes so far as to walk around the house and try to
methodically get into all her windows. She is doubtful that window decals
At least one male bird is always around.
Well, it doesn't look as though the birds are all accidentally smucking
into the windows. At least some are making a concentrated effort to get
in for some reason. Doubtful that decals would work if that were the
Sorry I don't have any solutions to offer Sally!
That's interesting. We've had males that spent hours fighting with
their reflections in the window, or the mirror on the car, but I've not
seen females exhibit that behavior.
I know females of some species are protective of nesting areas (falcons,
for example); I wonder if that applies to female cardinals? She could
be defending her place from her reflection.
I've seen females battling their reflection in my car windows and
mirrors, and even on the hood.
Main problem there is that they perch on the car while doing this,
leaving little white trails all over the side mirrors and doors.
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