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Old 04-06-2010, 11:17 PM
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A Robin wants in my house!

The first day.. six hours straight wanting in... 2nd day a lot more aggressive but only 3 hours straight... Primarily because I have a heavy duty pet screen so I closed it and he went away... (maybe I saved his pecker by doing that!)

A couple videos here: Day 1 (3min), Day 2 (2min)
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:51 AM
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Re: A Robin wants in my house!

hehe, he definitely left his mark. for us it's a cardinal. yours looks like he's looking for a warm, dry place to nest. for the cardinal, he's attacking that 'other bird' he sees in the sliding glass door persistent little devil. and yes, surprised he doesnt have a curved beak by now.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:36 AM
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Re: A Robin wants in my house!

Well i will know not to visit you Olbaldy ! you dont open the door !
strange behaviour though and whats more your robin is strange ours are different

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Old 04-07-2010, 09:07 AM
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Re: A Robin wants in my house!

Hormones 300 times normal levels!?!? You might bang on windows too!

This from the Audubon Society:

No, despite your best cooking, the bird is not trying to get into your house. This scenario is surprisingly common and is almost always perpetrated by Northern Cardinals and American Robins. According to biologist Daniel Klem, the concentration of hormones in male cardinals increases to 300 times that of normal levels during breeding season. This causes a ferocious defense of territory and the bird attacks all rivals, including perceived rivals such as his own reflected image.

The solution is to eliminate the reflective properties of glass by covering the window from the outside. Anything attached to the inside of the window may reduce reflectivity, but not eliminate it. You may have to cover the window for a period of time, perhaps a week or more.

Attach white paper to the entire outer surface of the window; this will allow for light to enter while eliminating reflection. Try stringing balloons to the outer surface, or strips of shiny mylar. The motion of these items might dissuade the bird.

Source: http://www.audubon.org/bird/at_home/faq.html#P11_233

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Old 04-07-2010, 09:18 PM
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Re: A Robin wants in my house!

Seriously, I'm glad this doesn't happen to humans!
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:27 PM
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Re: A Robin wants in my house!

I have silver film on the deck door so it looks like a mirror and on the outside and the Robin was attacking itself...... Was wishing that I had a cat or dog to lay down in front of the door to look like the bird was trying to attack it for the movie and Youtube but my wife said that would be decietful.... The heavy screen and covering the other side worked to keep it away... the nest isn't very far away so it still comes back regularly to check and see if that mean bird in the mirror that wouldn't go away is still there..

LOL... now I have a squirrel that likes bread!
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:58 PM
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Could I possible resist this?
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:23 AM
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Re: A Robin wants in my house!

well, if my hormones were raging at 300% of normal, i think i'd be banging my peck...uhm, beak on someone's door, too! lol.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:44 AM
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Re: A Robin wants in my house!

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Could I possible resist this?
Rotflmao He/She gets Whole Grain every other day... sometimes toasted with Peanut butter... then it is a battle with the birds
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:06 AM
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Re: A Robin wants in my house!

Hooray for healthy living and a variety of fine edibles !

Craig, I was going to make a comment, but find myself speechless.

Wonder if the woodpeckers in my neighborhood have been having the same spring fever -- banging their heads on the metal flashing of the roof to catch the attention of some cute chicky bird. Annoying - but if it relieves sexual frustration I'll try to be more understanding.
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