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weird cardinal.

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by dbcook, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. dbcook

    dbcook TS Member

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    we have a male cardinal that runs into the window on the west side of the house 30 to 40 times a day. them sometimes he goes around to the southside .sits in a tree then bangs his beak on the kitchen window. he has been doing this for about 4 or 5 days. i first thought that he might be seeing his reflection in the window but hell after 150 to 200 hundred times he ought to know better. once in awhile he lands on the window sill & just stares in the window. the cat & 2 dogs looking at him doesn,t bother him at all. our 2 miniature daschunds & cat run over to the window every morning & wait for the show to start. any ideas why the cardinal keeps doing this? dwain
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    He's a liberal?
     
  3. The Rock

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    Tell him where Tron lives. LOL See( OT: Well, it looks like I may have to shoot him!) Thread. A match made in heaven.

    Rock Jim
     
  4. Capt. Morgan

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    He IS attacking his reflection. He thinks it's a rival male invading his territory . He'll keep attacking until the rival goes away; since that never happens...

    Morgan
     
  5. ClaySmoke

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    My uncle had a robin one summer that did the exact same thing. It would start in his apple tree and swoop down into the window, then get back up and do it again...all day long. We finally had to take care of the problem. Garrett
     
  6. BDodd

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    I had a bird at a trapshoot spend most of a whole day attacking his reflection in a window in our trailer. We were parked in a wooded area not in the typical out in the open setting. He was certainly persistent.....Bob Dodd
     
  7. leadspreader

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    just remember these birds only have a brain the size of a dime!! LOL might want to call the local bird sanitarium!
     
  8. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Imagine how big the data bank is in a hummingbird!! Some of those migrate from Alaska to South America and back!

    Maybe I'll put a mirror out by my bird feeder and video the results? :) Hap
     
  9. Bridger

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    We have a cardinal in our back yard who must be in love or just wants to be..sings his happy little heart out all day long. I hope he finds a girlfriend soon.
     
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    Bluebirds do the same thing every year.
     
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    I am building a fence in the back yard, last night had a Redwing Black Bird sitting on a post all evening just singing his heart out. This morning went out to set some more posts and guess who was on the post.

    Must be a good vantage point for finding mates.

    Ronbo
     
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    He's no liberal Brian. Liberals would never fight an invader. He sounds more like a union democrat voter. Just keeps doing the same thing over and over without considering the consequences.
     
  13. superxjeff

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    My buddy has a bird that has been doing it for two YEARS in the summer times. He just statred doing it again a few weeks ago. This goofy sucker does it for hours a day.Jeff
     
  14. krieghoffkrusher

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    Jbrooks, Good one. Still laughing!!
     
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    Same thing happened when my father was still alive . Only it was a mocking bird that came to the window everyday for hours pecking his reflection . It was quite amusing since my father was bed ridden and kept him accupied with something other than looking up at the ceiling . So people kill birds for this ????
     
  16. 1oz

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    We experienced the same thing with a male cardinal .We figured he was seeing the reflection and finally he left this went on for about a week.
     
  17. TOOLMAKER 251

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    We had the exact thing happen a few years ago. All day long this male cardinal would fly into our den window then go back to the hemlock tree branches a few feet from the window. My wife has several birds in the room in cages and maybe that had something to do with it.
     
  18. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    I have the exact same problem, and he/it's doing it again this spring, now.

    Slow learner, I guess.

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  19. E. Beaver

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    Last year we had a cardinal do the same thing. He loved our bay window. He kept it up for about 3 days. It was the first cardinal I had seen in this part of California, had to go to a bird book to identify him. It was so unusual I got it on tape. He pecket and looked desperate and seemed lonely.
     
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