Thursday, March 10, 2016

When Chickadees Attack

This chickadee has spent the last few mornings attacking my windows.  It's been entertaining and distracting, because he's yelling and banging the glass at the same time.  I'm guessing that he's sees his reflection and attacks it.  I get a good look at him when he's at the window over my desk - his feet are out trying to grab the window.  An aggressive, frustrated little bird.

This chickadee is amazingly persistent.  He came and went like this for the better part of an hour.  He  must get tired and gives up trying to chase away the obstinate interloper.  Or maybe the sun move enough that he no longer sees his reflect.  Triumph!  At least until tomorrow morning.


  1. they did our sunroopm windows that way until they broke the seal on two of the windows. we have 9 6 foot ones in there.

  2. One summer I had a male cardinal who would fling himself at my bedroom window in the morning so enthusiastically, it truly sounded like a brick hitting the side of the house. After three days I hung a little curtain in the upper part of the window to interfere with his reflection.
    I mean, Darwin not withstanding, I didn't want to help him on his path to self-extinction. If he lived long enough to have offspring, there's always a chance they'd be smarter than him, right?


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