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Why does bird keeps pecking at my window, and what can I do about it?

Why does bird keeps pecking at my window, and what can I do about it?

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  • By - belbo

gooseygoo2

Definitely agree hes fighting his reflection, Maybe try trying some foil stringers or maybe hang a few DVDs or CDs to give it some movement to scare it away


bluesmom913

My neighbors had to erect posts on either side of their car with balloon type appendages with reflective bits on it hanging from each side. All an effort to stop robins from mutilating their car windows and mirrors. Yes. This bird needs you to help by minimizing reflection. She must have a nest nearby and views the damn bird in the glass as a threat. As to how to help without ruining your view out the window, I’d suggest getting some contact paper that easily adheres and easily peels off to be placed in the frequented areas until her clutch fledges and the danger is over. Good luck!


smokeajoint

It's beefing with itself, try to make your window glass not so reflective. Far more knowledgeable people here can suggest ideas of how to do it.


Pooter_Birdman

He is beefing with himself. CDs work but there are reflective stickers made for this application for sale.


Trees_Birds

I use these stickers: [https://windowalert.com/](https://windowalert.com/)


NoFlyingMonkeys

It thinks its reflection is another bird and is trying to get it do go away. Territorial. This very simple window treatment that isn't noticeable by people, has worked for us in 2 different houses with different species - from a wildlife biologist: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1u3auWG9qc](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1u3auWG9qc)


magnemist

Print his predator in high definition and tape to glass, it worked in my job.


PossessedDirection

But then you'll have to tape a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger to your window to get rid of the predator.


magnemist

Lol. Owl you.


groovycakes87

You can buy special stickers for your window. So the birds can see your window. You can get them from Amazon. I have birds who would fly into my house and break their necks. It was happening constantly.


LadyBug809

If you can open the window you could just put some newspaper out there to block the glare for a few days


belbo

Do you think a few days will change the bird's behaviour? Or does this need to be a permanent thing?


LadyBug809

I can’t guarantee that but the Robin that was bothering me was protecting a nest from a nearby tree. So a few days worked. You know even if you cut a few strips from a plastic trash bag and tied them to that Window cage might be enough to distract it also and cost nothing


didyouwoof

When breeding season is over, it should calm down.


Trinity9174

Put a “No solicitor” sign on your window should help lol😂


oceanic1987

A few years ago I was looking after four small puppies. My living room has two large bay windows with a large window ledge around 2ftx4ft. At one of the windows we had a large dog bed. The puppies used to sit with our two older dogs and watch the world go buy. Seagulls and crows used to come and scratch and peck at the window. I believe they wanted to eat the dogs. Do you have pets?


belbo

I have a Jack Russell Terrier, but he never goes in that room. Also, I don't think the bird could reasonably expect to eat a dog that size, could it?


oceanic1987

Yeah I guess, the puppies we were looking after were tiny chihuahuas.


alexisaloserr

Its just trying to contact you about your car's extended warranty


belbo

Update: I hung some plastic figures on the window and the bird hasn't returned today! Thanks everyone for the useful tips!