For the last three years, spring has been such a lovely time of year with fresh sprouts popping out of the ground. Birds singing and gathering at the feeders. Our happy time before the Texas heat arrives
But not this year. The same springtime problem we had when we lived in the Rio Grande National Forest has cropped up. The birds see their reflection in glass and fly into the windows and doors thinking they’ve found their mate.
In Colorado, we wrestled the robins, who would spot their images in our windows and crash-dive into the glass. Several killed themselves.
Here in Texas, it’s the cardinals.
And let me tell you, these Texas cardinals are determined birds. They have attack-bombed both hubby-dear and me if we sit on our back porch, obstructing their path.
Having tried all the Google-suggested ways to get rid of the persistent birds when we lived in Colorado, we didn’t bother with any of these suggestions.
Fake Owl – nope, didn’t work
Shiny strips – nope, didn’t work
Pulling the blinds – nope, didn’t work
We went straight for the preventive that did work – cover the windows and doors.
It’s been several weeks now and we’re testing by removing the towels today.
Fingers crossed all the Cardinals have found their life mates and are now focused on building the nest.
In case you missed our 2015 battle with the robins, you can read all about our Colorado robin war here, Wrangling A Persistent Robin