Asked on May 15, 2019

How to keep a bird from our windows?

CindyChloe CrabtreeLynn Sorrell


HOpe some gardeners here might be of help with this. For the past weekor so a bird keeps coming at every window in the house which faces east.Live in Camarillo Ca so have lots small birds as lost of trees here. He doesn't fly into the window, ie: reflection or mirror, but gently comes at screen and window. Open patio and covered patio he comes at all of them. Sits on backof chair by window and flutters around window. Is it possible that rain gutter has maybe his mate deceased there of next, We are seniors and can't climbladder to check it out. He does this all day long. Any suggestions??? as towhat might be his problem, OR is he a senior like we are and dementia. LOLthanks for any suggestions. We thought of nest with baby eggs but never hear babies cherping unless they haven't hatched yet.

4 answers
  • Ron
    on May 15, 2019

    The bird probably sees itself in the glass. Then thinks it is an enemy and is trying to protect it's nest. We purchased some small rubber snakes and put on the window ledge. We also put the rubber snakes on the hood of our car to keep the birds from pooping on it.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on May 15, 2019

    she,he,they(depends what kind of bird if both care for the eggs/baby chicks) has/have a nest nearby and are just protecting it. most birds eggs take around 14 -21 days to hatch and hearing any chirping another 2-3wks til feathered & flying.... those are averages since I/you don't know what kind it is....put something over windows to change reflection if you don't want her to do it any more. Maybe it is just flirting with it's reflection trying to make babies.

  • Chloe Crabtree
    on May 16, 2019

    Even though he is not hitting the window, it sounds like he is still thinking he sees another bird in the windows. Reflective surfaces like aluminum foil should help and it will likely stop as soon as mating season is over.

  • Cindy
    on May 21, 2019

    Hi Penne. I believe your bird has a nest nearby. Birds are pretty smart. Move those snakes around a bit or the birds won't be afraid of them any more. I have a fake owl that I use in my garden. I move it around and it seems to work. You could also use pinwheels from Dollar Tree. Good luck Penne.

    • Penne Johnson
      on May 21, 2019

      Hi Cindy: That is what I thought as well, He did leave for one day and

      then came back and he bumps the patio screen and windows beside it and I also think its possible he sees his reflection and is flirting with the other bird. He's a persistent fellow, but will keep our eyes on the possibility of a nest. Thanks for taking time to answer. It's my senior neighbors house, and I forgot to tell her about the rubber snakes. If it is a nest, its possible the eggs will hatch in the next week or two.

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