Why Do Birds Keep Tapping on My Window?

Answer

Birds tap at windows and shiny surfaces because they see their own reflections. In the case of a window, the bird does not see through the glass: it sees a reflection of the outside, possibly trees and the sky, and another bird of its own species. The real bird does not recognize itself and mistakes the reflected bird for a competitor for territory or mates. It attacks the image in the window, trying to drive the other bird away.
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1. Move man-made attractions like bird baths or feeders at least 25 to 30 feet away from windows. 2. Eliminate natural perches near problem windows. Watch to see if the bird likes
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It sees its reflection, and may think it is seeing a rival of its own species. Same as when you put a mirror in a bird's cage.
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This is pretty common behavior.especially during the spring months when birds become very territorial. This bird is seeing his own reflection in your windows and thinks this is another
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We had a male cardinal bashing against our windows for several months this year. He flew from window to window, flipping around, posing and preening, tapping the glass and squawking
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