27 May, 2016

Waging War!

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!


Quiltdivajulie said...

Wishing you well with your warfare!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I wanted to share something similar that neighbors here are using(vineyards in Ca. use them too)-they are metallic strips called Bird-B-Gone. Apparently birds don't like shiny things and these keep woodpeckers away as well as other birds from gardens, fruit trees and houses. You might look them up online in case the bird comes back. Meanwhile, we've got so much bird poop on our patio because of all the nesting birds fly over our yard. Hope your solution works.

jude's page said...

wishing you all the best with the bird situation, i am waging my own bird war with a tree full of sparrows, a pest indeed!

Marie said...

I feel for you, but it sounds like maybe you're onto something with your decoy. Fingers crossed!

cityquilter grace said...

try a fake owl....seen them on roof peaks to keep seagulls off...and they work

Carolyn said...

Find a rubber snake or two and put it on the sill.