Any idea why all the bluetits in our garden are hell bent on dashing their brains out on our windows?
This only started a couple of years ago although we have lived here over 30 years & not changed windows recently or anything like that. I thought they may be seeing their reflections in the glass & were attacking what they thought was an intruder on their patch but they do it at ALL the downstairs windows so surely the light would be different on the sides of house.
I bought window feeders & put them up at the places where they were most active & it worked on the front of the house & they now feed there & don't bash the glass but for the rest of the house it has made no difference & they don't eat from the feeders either although other birds do. I've seen Jays & Pigeons on them as well as loads of robins ( or the same one a lot!)
I'm not exaggerating when I say it is a constant banging going on all day- the cats are used to it now although at first they thought they were under siege. I've tried pulling blinds or curtains over- makes no difference & the glass is always mucky with some quite impressive 'bird images' sometimes- my window cleaner will start charging more soon!
They don't seem to hurt themselves I'm glad to say but it is driving me potty.
I don't want to get rid of them- we have nest boxes out which are used every year & we get a lot of birds in garden as we live opposite a wood & luckily my cats are not hunters- far too lazy- but I could do with a bit of piece especially in the kitchen. None of my neighbours have this problem.
Any bright ideas?
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