Friday, April 25, 2008

What Does It Want?!?


This bird has been pecking my big kitchen window for three days straight. At first, it was actually cute, but we have moved past that stage! I am about to lose my mind. I thought she was trying to get to the ceramic rooster I had on the bar, so we moved it, but that wasn't the problem. I googled "cardinal pecking window", and was amazed at how many sites came up. Evidently, these brilliant birds see their reflection and fight it for territory. Brilliant. This morning was the last straw. When a bird wakes me up at daylight to fight itself in my window, I am no longer amused. The sites said the only thing you can do to make them stop is to cover the window for a week or so. Yea, right.
I now know where the phrase "bird brain" comes from.

14 comments:

Eileen said...

Too funny! But I can imagine how aggravating. We have to keep our garage door closed all spring otherwise birds build their nest in the windowsill.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

That is a crazy bird...LOL..
We maybe you can just cover that spot ....
Hope it decides to go back to the tree..Have a Great Weekend..

Amie said...

Maddening!!!!!! On a positive note, LOve your faucet, and your tile and the view is not too shabby either!

:)
Amie

Seabolt said...

I agree with the previous commenter... I LOVE the view!! I would not mind waking up to that every morning! :) I have never heard of a bird doing that for such a long time...how aggravating - for sure...

Sherri said...

What are cardinals afraid of?

Find one of those and put it in your window. We used to have a big inflatable snake that we used to scare off birds from making nests over our porch. That worked great for a couple of years, then one day there was a nest in the coil of the snake!!!!

haha

Sherri

Dawn said...

You are so funny...hopefully the fight will be over soon!!!

sheryl said...

Oh that is too funny!!! Definitely a bird brain! Every once in a while we get hummingbirds around our house. I LOVE when we see them but they are not too bright either. One got trapped in our garage - with the door up! Stupid bird was flying near the ceiling and didn't have enough since to come down six inched to fly out the big garage door. He kept banging his head on the ceiling and running into the ledge right above the opening. I spent TWO hours trying to coax him down enough to fly out. When I googled it, turns out this happens a lot. They are attracted to anything red and most garage doors have that red emergency thingy hanging down.

OH MY #6 said...

Oh my that is too funny! sorry but it is!

Lea

Joan said...

lol! We have had birds running into our window like it's not there! Too funny!

mommy24treasures said...

wow that is so odd isn't it? I can understand how eventually it would not be amusing anymore!

redmaryjanes said...

Hmm...how strange if it is fighting itself. Tyler used to love to look at himself and pose in front of any mirror he could find. He'd even kiss himself. Maybe the bird is kissing itself : )

ADELE said...

What a spectacular view you have! That is too funny about the bird. We recently went to my sister's lake house in Jackson and a woodpecker would wake us up VERY early every morning. It got on my last nerve. LOL.
Have a great week!

Mission to Macie said...

THAT is funny! LOL

Steffie B. said...

I'm sorry.....but I am cracking up! ;)

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