There's a beautiful bright red cardinal who insists upon flying into my windows. He's been doing this for the past month. He sits on a tree branch, or whatever is close, and just hurls himself onto my window panes. He then picks himself up, flies back onto the tree branch and tries again. Quite a foolish bird! He's obviously not familiar with the concept of flying South.
I'm not really concerned that he'll break the windows, but I am concerned he might hurt himself. Plus, all I seem to hear these days is "bang...bang...bang", every 10 seconds as he thumps against the windows. I've tried shooing him away, but he just goes to another window. This house has a LOT of windows, so he's got plenty to choose from. I've tried lights on and lights off, but it doesn't make a difference. Also, since my house is surrounded by forests/woodlands, I don't have any curtains or blinds on the windows, so there's nothing to close.
Right now, he's at the kitchen window. Muffs and Abby have jumped onto the kitchen counter (something they don't often do) to watch him...bang, bang, bang. On the plus side, at least he's keeping the girls entertained.
Anybody know why birds fly into windows, over and over and over?