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Stupid bird!
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 01, 2007 06:44PM
A male robin is having a territorial dispute with himself--or what he thinks is another male robin at my house. He keeps attacking his reflection in my patio window.

Not only is it annoying because I keep thinking someone is knocking on the door (he hits the window multiple times in a volley) but he's making a mess, both with his snot all over the window which you can see in the pictures but also with a lot of poop below.

I think I'll just let him continue to beat the crap out of himself because I'm pretty sure this bird is actually flipping me the bird in this picture! ;)

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Re: Stupid bird!
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: May 01, 2007 06:48PM
Maybe he is trying to join the 3-way with GeneL (see next post)
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Re: Stupid bird!
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: May 01, 2007 07:21PM
put something visible on your window. My mother used to hang a paper plate or two so the birds wouldn't fly into one of their many sun room windows.
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Re: Stupid bird!
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: May 01, 2007 07:52PM
I don't have any anti-robin advice, but those are freakin' awesome photos.
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Re: Stupid bird!
Posted by: blooz
Date: May 01, 2007 07:58PM
Don't go out that way if you happen to be wearing a brown jacket and a red t-shirt.

Seriously, try shining a light onto that window. He won't see his reflection and after a day or two he might go away.

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Re: Stupid bird!
Posted by: wolfcry911
Date: May 01, 2007 08:06PM
be very careful
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Re: Stupid bird!
Posted by: PeterB
Date: May 01, 2007 08:06PM
Print one of these out in huge size, and hang against the window:


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Re: Stupid bird!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: May 01, 2007 08:30PM
Wow! Excellent pics!

And I agree, the bird IS giving you the bird.

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Re: Stupid bird!
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: May 01, 2007 09:32PM
Hang a dead CD (coaster) from a piece of string/fishing line in front of the window and he won't come near it.

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Re: Stupid bird!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 02, 2007 09:31AM
I knew a woman who had a similar problem. She cut out the eagle from the Ty-Vek express mail envelopes and put them on here patio door and widow. She moved them on the glass, from time to time.

The birds stopped immediately, and after one week of the eagles, the birds were never a problem.

I don't know if those envelopes still use the eagle, but any picture should work.

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