Robin question

by Raphaella
(Canada)

HELP - For the past week I've had a Robin perch on the ledge of our living room window. It bounces back and forth and then will peck at the window as if wanting in.

It is quite lovely to see except for the droppings it leaves behind.

I'm also fearful it might break the glass and injure itself.

Any suggestions as to what I should do?

Thanks

Hi Raphaella, chances are the Robin on your window ledge can see his reflection, and he thinks it is a rival male!

He is likely doing this because it is the mating season, so it should soon stop, meanwhile you could stick a piece of newspaper over the window, right where he sits, so that he can't see himself any more.

I hope this works, but maybe one of our readers will have a better idea.

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Robin Wars
by: Vince

Your robin is quite likely trying to protect its territory. Rather than just newspaper, a picture of an owl or hawk that is life size will usually do the trick. They will remember what they saw and usually not return to that spot.

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