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BIRD BRAIN

Filed at 11:03 am under by dcobranchi

We have mirrored film on our windows to reflect IR radiation. It works quite well, but there is one somewhat negative side effect. For the last 24 hours, we’ve had a male cardinal bashing itself into the windows as it attacks the other male in the mirror. It drives the dog and the cats crazy, and it’s probably not so good for the bird. I even opened the windows enough for the cats to sit on the ledge outside the window. The bird just moved his attacks up about a foot to stay out of harm’s way.

Suggestions?

6 Responses to “BIRD BRAIN”


Comment by
COD
March 13th, 2010
at 11:14 am

I had this problem a while back. I put some netting over the exterior of the problem window so that the bird couldn’t get to it.


Comment by
dcobranchi
March 13th, 2010
at 11:34 am

It’s attacked every window on the ground floor.


Comment by
COD
March 13th, 2010
at 8:44 pm

Our cardinal was only obsessed with one window. Maybe hang some streamers or something outside of each window to scare him away?


Comment by
Rob
March 13th, 2010
at 11:41 pm

I know parking terraces hang plastic owls around to keep pigeons from nesting there. Not sure if cardinals are afraid of owls though.


Comment by
Lynn
March 16th, 2010
at 9:47 pm

Radiant curtains? Or, DIY heat-blocking curtains?


Comment by
dcobranchi
March 17th, 2010
at 6:29 am

I’m not going to pull down the film to save a dumb bird. 🙂