Birds love bonking their beaks into my windows.
Usually we only have one crazed bird protecting their nest & territory but this year we have FOUR.
The typical Red Robin bonking repetitively and new to us this year, Song Sparrows.
The Robin bonks the window at mach 2 - maybe 40,000 times per hour. The Song Sparrow at least sings beautifully before he thumps onto the window. And I think the sparrow really does have a nest nearby unlike the robin who is just plain crazy.
I've tried everything: soap streaks to break up the reflection, six days respite with the crumpled red tissue paper, foil ribbons blowing. These birds are severely crazy. This year - from early March to - here it's now the 1 of July. Get a Life!
I wasn't sure I wanted to post my two, obviously homemade videos of the crazed birds but then I saw one of my favorite artists, who blogs over at MousesHouses, with her second book, "I Wish I Had A Pet".
Here's the Robin from earlier in the Spring. All of my windows have beak streaks - amongst other crud.
I can't wash them because it might encourage these stinkin' birds to be crazy longer.
0.10 and 0.21 - bird striking the window
And here is todays video of the song sparrow. He - only the males are crazy - has marked up four windows in his zest to guard his nest.
Turn up your volume - my smarty pants phone now has background noise while recording - getting old - but you can hear this sparrow warble.
This is my kitchen window with the crumpled tissue paper taped up - which worked for only six days.
DOES ANYONE HAVE A BETTER SOLUTION to keep the bird bonking down?
Please save us.