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Lone chough - window banging since September

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Old Sunday 7th January 2018, 23:45   #1
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Lone chough - window banging since September

Hi there, I have a chough that has been banging on all our windows since September and seems relentless. I have never seen it ( not sure of its gender) with other chough a. In the heat of summer he looks distressed as he does this...panting with beak open. Canít block every window of the house...(and that doesnít seem to stop itís beh). Not sure if this is normal? Any suggestions on what we can do to help him (if thatís whatís needed).?
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It sounds as though it is seeing its reflection and thinking it's another Chough and going after it. Is there anyway you can put something up against the window to block its reflection ?

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Old Monday 8th January 2018, 00:10   #3
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It sounds as though it is seeing its reflection and thinking it's another Chough and going after it. Is there anyway you can put something up against the window to block its reflection ?

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Unfortunately my entire house is surrounded by windows snd the chough rotates to all of them. Not practical to block the windows... closing blinds hasnít helped...
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Unfortunately my entire house is surrounded by windows snd the chough rotates to all of them. Not practical to block the windows... closing blinds hasnít helped...
Sounds like some Hitchcockian - or Jungian - effect ! Are you afraid of the archetypes constellation ? Just kidding, of course...

Maybe try to record it on video, if you can ?
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Not sure there is much you can realistically do. I watched this Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba) attacking its reflection in a car windscreen at a campsite in Scotland. It went absolutely berserk at times but each time I chased it off it just came straight back again.

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