We immediately noticed unsightly streaks on the sliding glass doors when we returned from NY. We didn’t have long to wait to find out what was happening. A male cardinal repeatedly flew into the door, presumably to attack his own image. When he wasn’t ramming the glass, he was sneaking around the corner and clinging to the screen on John’s office window. John tried putting up flags and red reflectors which didn’t deter the cardinal one bit. The hummingbirds came to check them out, hovering in front of them with bewilderment.
We’re not sure how we’re going to break the bird’s bad habits, but meanwhile, my landscape is far from idyllic. The marks on the glass are white, and there is only one white thing I can think of that would come out of a red bird. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Our glass doors are now a perpendicular latrine!
If anyone has a solution to our problem, please let us know.