Stupid Chaffinch!!!

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Started last week, flying into french windows again and again Now taken to going round the static trying the windows one by one. Tap, tap tapping driving us crazy. What the hell does it want?
     
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    Last year we had a Bluefinch that hovered at the RV mirror while it was parked in the drive, probably preening its feathers
     
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    We've got one of those, yesterday the knocks at the windows were so loud, the dog started barking, the whole house awake at 5am:BigGrin:
     
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    I expect it's seeing a reflection of what it perceives as a competitor on its patch.
    The creator seems not to have made birds mirror savvy ; he in his wisdom gave nearly all of that to our better halves!
     
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    Sounds like my missus trying to patch herself up at the mirror :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    you miserable bugger Ken......open the window and let it in, its maybe cold and frightened. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Would do John, to see what it did, but SWMBO says I have to clean up any crap :Eeek:.
     
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    my stepdaughter, Marianne, had a similar incident this morning going to work....but on a bigger scale. :Eeek:

    every morning she passes two ducks...a hen and a drake....in the same place as she drives to work.
    this morning the drake flew up and 'tapped' on the windscreen.....at 60mph....:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    then there was one !!!!
     
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    and as you will know, when cornered in a room they carry an impressive amount of 'cargo'.:Rofl1:
     
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    We had a chaffinch pecking our windscreen constantly when we were in Cornwall last year -Drove me absolutely bonkers.. We upped sticks and left in the end :Angry:
     
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    Just that time of year love is in the air anything percieved as competition gets it,including reflections:thumb:
     
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    What does it want???

    Bloody well shooting thats what :thumb:

    Im a patient man but im afraid if it was knocking on my windows if would be knocking for very long :Rofl1:
     
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    :Angry::Angry:and guess who's be stood behind YOU with her gun pointed straight where the sun don't shine!!!!!!:Angry:




    :Wink:
     
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    We are not twitchers but love to watch the birds. We get a stunning variety here. What we can't understand with this loopy one is, when it finishes having a go at the french windows (front of van), it then flies round the back and has a go at the windows there. :Eeek:

    BTW as far as I know it is illegal to kill a song bird in this country. :thumb:
     
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    hi Ken and Steph, guess your parting line says it all

    you can't have a rainbow without rain

    I get frustrated cos the birds never come near my van and I carry a bird table round in it...... the rainbow bit is the amusement he gives you..... :Rofl1::Rofl1: should I get my coat?:thumb:
     
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    Hi, we have a feeding station right outside the french windows so we can sit and watch em. Some are real characters. Recently we have a pair of Nuthatches and some long tail tits visiting. Hoping they will nest near us. :thumb:
     
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    its also illegal to kill a person but people still get murdered...:Laughing:

    got to agree with the mating theory though....makes good sense.:thumb:

    slightly off at a tangent but the folks who get up my nose are those visitors to the seaside who feed seagulls......then have a paddy when one swoops and grabs their ice cream or chips from their hand.
    we used to have an annual cull, either eggs removed or birds shot, to control the gull population and this worked.....then the do-gooders stepped in, now we're overrun with sky rats again and the feeders encourage it.
     
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    Have to admit we hate to see people feeding seagulls or pidgeons, known in these parts as flying s***e machines. :Eeek:
     
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    If you want to stay on the right side of the law maybe you need one of these:

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