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November 8, 2012 1:17 PM Subscribe
How can I stop this stupid cardinal from repeatedly throwing himself at my bedroom window?
posted by geegollygosh to Science & Nature (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a male cardinal who has recently taken to hanging out in the small tree outside my bedroom window and eating the pokeweed berries on the bush there. Which is fine, except that each morning sometime between 6:30-8 am he begins repeatedly throwing himself against the window glass, presumably attacking his reflection.
He doesn't do it hard enough to hurt himself (yet)-- the tree he's starting from is only about a foot away. But it is definitely loud enough to wake me up and he does it several times a minute off and on for an hour or two.
I don't want him to hurt himself, and I'd also love to stay snuggled in my bed a little later.
I put up a hawk silhouette on the glass, which doesn't seem to phase him in the least. What else can I do to make him stop??