There is this one small bright yellow bird that is banging on my kitchen
window incessantly. This has been going on for 2 weeks now. I've gone outside
and drove him off, sprayed the hose at him, washed down the window but he
still comes back. If i drive him away he's back in a minute or 2.
Any ideas as to why this bird is acting so weird? And how i can get him to
just go away?
A window screen would probably solve the problem. If there isn't a
framed screen, just tack up some screening
to cover the frame until the bird moves on. Or stick up a small bird
feeder with some thistle seed in it.
1) Might be a domestic canary that is lost. Anything in the classified
Lost & Found?
2) Could be a hungry goldfinch. Get a niger seed feeding sock from
WalMart and hang it away from the window. When his belly is full , no
3) Ask at the Petco store or equivalent about lost critters, other
4) Sometimes a reflection in the window will trigger a reaction in
some birds. A temporary curtain of some sort will work in that case.
Just ignore the tiresome clods that suggest cats, shotguns, pellet
guns and poison.
I would suggest cats, shotguns, pellet
guns and poison.
Sorry I couldn't resist......
Actually the previously posted idea to hang something else over the
window for a couple of days is probably the best idea.
More than likely he thinks that this is male competition (at this time
of year) Can you hang something in or on the window so he cant see his
reflection? At least till breeding season is over or until the sun moves
enough in the sky so he cant see the reflection. He is just trying to
protect his territory.
The bird sees it's own reflection and thinks it's an intruder. Bird will
continue to do this the whole nesting season. If you can buy the old
fashioned Glass Wax that dries on the window and leaves a dull coat of
wax, that will eliminate the reflection. Or get a thin plastic drop
cloth and tape it over the outside of the window.
This is based on some limited experience with budgies when I was growing up,
I really don't know that much about birds, but if your interior is darker
than the exterior the bird may be infatuated with its reflection. Perhaps
try putting something up behind the window, or even in front of it, that
will block the reflection from the bird.
Best guess, hope it helps,
Bird is seeing his own reflection and thinking it's another bird, attacks
it. Most likely this bird has a nest nearby and is protecting it's young.
Get some old fashion glass wax, apply it to the window and let it haze.
That'll eliminate the reflection till the birds goes away.
I think you are on to something with the reflection thing, and I know OP
didn't say where they are, but unless they are in they southern hemisphere I
don't think there are too many places right now where a bird would have a
nest with young.
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