So, you'll remember from a couple of days ago, I mentioned the Papa Bluebird who constantly flies into his own reflection in our windows, thinking himself to be a predator. The patience supply I have for this situation is almost completely depleted, the annoyance level escalating from bad to worse. Mr. Goodneedle hung strips of fabric (luckily that, like patience, is not in short supply) outside the windows in the sewing room. That worked; for one day. We believed that if the strips were moving that, maybe, he would be spooked off. So, today, we took fans outside and pointed them directly at the windows, causing the strips to wave and flutter. That worked; for about 15 seconds. Have a look at the video, you'll see what I am dealing with. It's almost enough to drive me out of the sewing room! Almost.
However, on the things that work front: I placed this Bluebird "decoy" that I had on the patio handrail outside the kitchen; thinking that maybe he would attack it instead of the windows here. He hasn't gone near the decoy-- or the back of the house since I set it there! Give him time. But, for right now, I am celebrating this one victory, albeit small. It's the little things.
I wonder if I have another one (or twelve!) of those fake Bluebirds somewhere?
Life is Good!