Thursday, April 10, 2008

knocking itself senseless

How many times will a Robin fly into the window before it tires out? Too many to count.

Yesterday a Robin decided that our sliding door needed to be flown into. Repeatedly. Smudging and pooping all over the squeaky clean door. It was starting to become annoying. Sam found his sword and went outside yelling, "GET AWAY ROBIN!!!!" chasing it around the yard with sword held high. That worked for about 20 minutes. Then it started back at the door. I finally closed the blinds and that seemed to work.

But said Robin was not done ramming itself senseless into clear glass. Sure enough, that same Robin had come to the front of the house and started on the living room windows. It would sit on edge and stare in the house to catch its breath before starting again. It was very nerve wracking having a bird looking in at you. At one point it turned around and mooned me. Lifted it's tail and squished it up against the window. Now seriously bird, did you really have to do that?

So I closed all the blinds to the front windows. I refused to turn on the lights as it was now dark in here. It finally went away.

Until 7:00 this morning.

I thought one of the kids was up making racket in the kitchen. I flew out of bed ready to scold him or her as Ed was downstairs meeting with a friend. By the time I got to the hallway, I heard their snores and knew right away what it was. Robin. I refuse to sit inside with the blinds closed all day long. Anyone have any ideas how to get rid of this bird?

10 comments:

anne said...

Dumb twitter-pated birdie.

Jean said...

it really is. i tried closing the blinds again and must've figured out that the blinds don't scare it. i taped up pieces of paper all over the windows and that worked for about 5 minutes. it's going on 4 hours and it has yet to stop.

Hillary said...

Jean, that's hilarious! Um, maybe everntually it will get it? Though repeated knocks to the head might not exactly help make it smarter!

Maybe he's tryign to tell you something? "What's that little Robin? Jimmy's fallen down the well?" I say follow it, see where he takes you!

Cheeky said...

That's so odd! Hope this situation resolves itself without any fatalities soon.

Jean said...

It was back at it again at 7:00 this morning...BUT it finally stopped. maybe the big fluffy bird that sat on the railing watching the kamikaze bird, laid it's eggs and now mr. kamimaze doesn't have to protect the mrs. from the "attacker".

cindy said...

a good temporary fix is to put masking tape on the windows. not so much good for selling a house but it does work to deter the bird. once he stops you can peel it off.

Hillary said...

crazy! I'm just talking to my dad and eh started telling me about the crzy robin that's continually running into THEIR window. I read him your post. I figure your robin moved to Vancovuer and has started harassing my parents! :)

Wacky birds!

Jean said...

we have been bird free since it stopped. whew!!

That's hilarious Hillary!! I hope it has stopped at your parents!

Paula in MN said...

I was just searching for solutions to this problem and stumbled on your blog. Our robin has been doing this for three weeks now, and has in fact invited his friend to join in. Yes, there are now two of them. I've given up - I'm learning to tune out the sound.

Jean said...

Hi Paula!

Have you tried tapping mylar strips to the outside of the window? i think that was going to be my next move, but it stopped. Sounds like you have some cooky birds over there! i hope they stop soon!!