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It’s actually perched on the flowerpot on my front porch and this is the third day it’s been there. It looks like a Robin to me, and it’s pecking on the vinyl siding. One peck about every 15 seconds.

Only one.

I chase it away and it comes right back. Sam was interested for a short time (he can see it through the sidelite) but no longer is.

Please advise.


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Oof... we had problems with squirrels eating our porch posts. You have my sympathy!

Try something shiny?

Check this list
https://www.statefarm.com/simp...birds-out-of-my-yard


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Odd. Don't ever recall a robin going after anything but worms in the ground.

We need a pic or it didn't happen. Big Grin


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Is there a window nearby?

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Q: Every day, a cardinal (or a robin, a tufted titmouse, etc.) spends hours pecking at the same window of my house, and I can't get it to stop. I'm afraid the bird is going to hurt itself. What can I do?

A: Birds are pretty, but they're clearly not the smartest of God's creatures. The term "bird brain" describes a knucklehead for a good reason. What you are witnessing is a result of their natural territorial instincts. The pesky bird perceives the reflection as an invader to nesting territory and a competitor for a mate, and this is an attempt to drive the competitor away.

Such behavior isn't limited to robins and cardinals. Last month, in Panama, we watched a rufous-capped warbler repeatedly peck at the rearview mirror of our tour bus. My advice doesn't provide immediate satisfaction, but it's the best I can do. Close the blinds or curtains and be patient. The bird will eventually tire of its fruitless battle and move on.


https://www.cleveland.com/neob...at_your_windows.html


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There is a window but the bird is pecking on the siding around the corner.


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A feathered puzzle.


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It may be nesting in the pot. We had a family of wrens hatched in our anthurium pot last year. It was fun to watch them come and go and hear the little chirps when they hatched.


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Is it drunk on some fermented berries? We had that happen one year. Kept flying into the window.


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Put a mirror out there where you can see it. Take pictures maybe.


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Originally posted by wtg:

We need a pic or it didn't happen. Big Grin


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