I know spring is in the air because every morning now, I hear the chirping of the returning birds.
I love to lay in bed and listen to their tweets!
But lately my mornings have been met by a thud, and then a peck, peck at the window.
And here is the culprit!
The old red, breasted robin!
He see's the reflection of himself in our bedroom window. But to him it looks like a rival, trying to take over his territory.
So he swoops down onto the outside sill, sits and pecks, pecks at the window.
As you can see he makes quite the mess!
This has gone on a few years in a row!
I went on-line looking for solutions.
One article said put brightly colored wrapping paper in the window,to deflect his reflection. We had Christmas paper in our window until mating season was over. And it really never fixed the problem.
Another said to hang a pie plate in the window outside, the moving aluminum would keep them away.
No, he just perched on the string we hung it from and pecked away.
With the house up for sale, I really don't want people seeing wrapping paper in my windows, but I am also tired of washing the darn outside window everyday.
Have any of you ever had this problem?
If so, what did you do to remedy it?
I will take any suggestions!
The other sign of spring birds is this pair of mallard ducks that stop by the pond every spring.
They were camera shy this morning and I couldn't get any closer.
I would love to listen to the chirp, chirp and get rid of the darn peck, peck!