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Old 06-10-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Stupid Bird???

Anyone tell me why this bird is constantly pecking at the pane of glass on my basement window??? Noticed it a few hours ago and it won't stop even after I chase it away???

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Old 06-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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I think it sees its reflection
We used to have a female cardinal that did this all the time

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Old 06-10-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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Been there for hours...still there now as I type I can hear him pecking away under my window???

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Old 06-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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Insects in the window sill . . .
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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Raven, love the new avatar
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The bird obviously fishes wood and wants in
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:02 PM   #8
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Raven I was thinking the same thing earlier....so I just did it? Seems to be working...I think? I still wonder why?? Been out there at least 6 hours?? Banging its beak on the window all that time can't be good??

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Old 06-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #9
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is there something wrong with your cat?
let the cat handle it

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Old 06-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #10
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Indoor cats......cats upstairs, window in basement and the cats can't get up to it!

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Old 06-10-2013, 05:46 PM   #11
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Indoor cats......cats upstairs, window in basement and the cats can't get up to it!
Jet's too fat to catch birds anyways.

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Old 06-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #12
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oh

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do you have carpenter ants in your sill they are trying to get?

birds seem attracted to your house

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:17 PM   #13
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Nope....just pecking the pane of glass???

Your mean Bob!

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Raven I was thinking the same thing earlier....so I just did it? Seems to be working...I think? I still wonder why?? Been out there at least 6 hours?? Banging its beak on the window all that time can't be good??
woodpeckers have a little tuft of feathers just behind the beak
that looks like a brush or hair... it's for taking up the shock....of hammering
a shock absorber of the feathered kind....

my big Maine Coon Cat is Ah-scared of Birds... altogether..
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:27 PM   #15
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Its a sparrow I think??? Common yard bird!

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this old Lady one day was watching me save a young sparrow
that fell out of a nest.....
she said " it's only a sparrow"
indicating that she thought it was of little value

i paused thinking of my lessons learned
and went into a deep form of meditation for a few moments
time slowed down to about 1 tenth speed....
i replied quite slowly.... in a Shaman's tone
looking deeply into her in eyes .....

"All life is precious and None can be replaced "
and then walked away
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Birds do that chit usually after eating cannabis plants in a nearby garden. It's natural. The bird is not stupid. It's just has the munchies and probably sees some snacks through the window.
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Larry, the bird was doing a "knock, knock" joke....you just never said .."knock, knock...who?"...

You're not a very good sport.

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Larry, the bird was doing a "knock, knock" joke....you just never said .."knock, knock...who?"...

You're not a very good sport.
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It's doing its impersonation of a plover: a really annoying bird you can't do anything about.

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when i was a kid i'd play these cool bird recordings out the window
to attract exotics (hopefully) or i should say very colorful songbirds.

My Neighbor was Mr Wilson and i was Denise the menace always fooling him
into thinking a non new england bird was in the area..... he'd be out there
with his binoculars looking everywhere but never actually seeing the bird that
was doing the singing. This went on for months. it was allot of fun.
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this old Lady one day was watching me save a young sparrow
that fell out of a nest.....
she said " it's only a sparrow"
indicating that she thought it was of little value

i paused thinking of my lessons learned
and went into a deep form of meditation for a few moments
time slowed down to about 1 tenth speed....
i replied quite slowly.... in a Shaman's tone
looking deeply into her in eyes .....

"All life is precious and None can be replaced "
and then walked away

Rav, if you haven't already you would enjoy reading the book Reverence for Life
By Albert Schwietzer.

" Choose Life "
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:45 AM   #23
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maybe i should re-read that book as i march
up and down the drive way stepping on carpenter ants
with Gusto. ( unfortunately it got consumed)
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:57 AM   #24
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Birds are facinating i've always thought
as they are truly miniature dinosauers in reality....

their eye sight is impecable
combined with unimaginable hearing
they go thru life ever on the alert for predators from above
and below... having insane reactionary reflexes
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i had a hummingbird stuck in the green house yesterday
it was flying back and forth then going up to the curved ceiling
at each end thinking i'm trapped , im trapped.... even though the open
door was right there BIG as day... she still couldn't find it...

so i grabbed a HB feeder and hung it in the middle to feed it
so it wouldn't exhaust itself in a panic....

then i stood there very still , saying in body language : i'm no threat....
as it landed on a bit of wire attached to a fan to rest....

i then re-hung the feeder a bit lower than the door opening
and allowed it to find it's freedom.....
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Just had a black bird pecking my chrome wheels right after I cleaned em. Yep
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Had a Woodpecker and a Robin do that a bunch of times and would damage the rear view mirrors. They are like Siamese fighting fish with a mirror, they think it's a rival and they just keep trying to kill it.

I think the birds are Highlanders but that's just me....

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