Yesterday a Nuthatch started pecking at the french doors that open on to my deck.
I know the 'whys' and some of the solutions, but so far nothing had stopped it.... except my cats looking out.
WHAT have you done that has been successful in solving this annoyance? ~ Joyce
let the cats out?
Life is short, eat dessert first!
I do....but they roam elsewhere on our 11 acres
Hi Joyce,, Maybe a whirly gig or chimes? Or you could open the door and invite him in ,,,LOL..
I think sooner than later he will stop,, Can't imagine why he does that..
Don't know if it's male or female... or even more than one. From what I've googled... it will last 'till hatchlings leave the nest.
I did hang some strips of foil off the windows. It helped some, but mostly scared the cats. Right now, all's quiet on the Eastern front ( because of the rain, I guess)
Get a rubber snake and glue it on window
Yes. set up a feeder inside and invite it in
Years ago we had that and the poor bird just kept at it. First we tried the big construction paper birds we made and hung on the windows. Didn't work. Put chimes out there, that didn't work. We had just inherited some kind of minature orange tree from my FIL and we put that outside right in front of the section he war pecking at. It is a three section french door, so quite wide, and that did the trick. We still have a mark on the window where he was pecking so hard he scratched the window. Good luck sometimes it is trial and error until you hit upon something that works.
Good to hear what has worked for others... thanks. Trial & error and snakes
Don't think I'll 'invite' it in...although I probably have enough crumbs on the floor (and cat food) to fill its tummy.
Hi Neighbor! That must be cute, aside from the constant pecking! How about hang a bird feeder there. It might stop pecking and start eating and you can enjoy watching him better. I love nuthatches!!
--Marg, Lancaster Co, PA
Thanks, ...Neighbor Marg. My feeder is close enough as it is (maybe too close),
It was fun (for awhile) seeing the bird close up... even it's underbelly, however the pecking sound is SO startling... like an emergency knock. Are you getting rain yet today?
Hi Joyce! Rain isn't here just yet, but soon! We had a good, long tstorm and rain storm here last night, too. Did you get that?
I am also thinking you could hang one of those fake owls there. Or some of those spinner things, a flag, you ought to come up w/ something sooner or later. You could also possible get something that makes a loud noise and sound it off whenever the bird first starts tapping. Kind of like a woodpecker that becomes a nuisance when they tap on your house!
Just light rain overnight, saw lightning in the distance... probably over you!...and sprinkles now. I just read that we should expect 2 to 4 inches of rain shortly and windy. Oh boy, my nearby creek... something else to worry about.
Yes, the things you mention might work...but they also scare away our two cats! Even the foil strips I tried earlier spooked them. My latest attempt is that I took a screen out of the attic window and taped it in front of one of the doors. So far, so good.
About woodpeckers... we have a lot of them at the feeder and suet. Hope they stay there!
Taping something over the windows might help. Cardinals do that to the sideview mirrors on cars, too. They see their reflection and think it is another bird.
We have a woodpecker in the neighborhood that is drilling on a tree somewhere. This morning I heard it at 6 AM and also heard crows cawing. That drilling noise rat a tat tat is a distinct noise so always can tell it's a woodpecker. I have nuthatches here in the trees, too. They are always pecking on the tree branches to open their seeds.
Hope your bird stops its pecking on the windows soon....cover them is the best thing so they can't see their reflection, maybe.
Let every day be a good day!
Joyce if the mini orange tree worked,, what a great way to get rid of the bird pecking and you got a new plant to boot!!
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