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The Crane January-February 2019


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  1. I have a question. Can someone tell me why a male cardinal continues to Dailey bounce off windows of my house and how to interrupt his annoying habit? He darts at the window repeatedly, and has been doing so for months. I assume he is seeing his own reflection and is being territorial of the birdfeeder which hangs 6 feet from the window

    • The best way to deal with this is to reduce the reflectiveness of the window or windows involved. Soaping the window or spraying on fake snow might be a solution. Another one, more elaborate but said to be effective, is drawing a grid on your window with colored markers (scroll down to “Top Tip from Texas Parks and Wildlife Service” on this web site: ). Other suggestions can no doubt be found, just by googling “bird attacking window.” There’s a good chance that the bird will stop on its own as the breeding season draws to its close.

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