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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Hey Vicky, any idea on why this mockingbird is doing this?

Posted Monday, December 31, 2012, at 9:59 AM
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  • Could it be looking for ladybugs trying to overwinter in the crack?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 9:59 AM
  • Let the cat out!....I have been dive bombed by mocking birds....I got one now that sits in the pear tree and dive bombs the squirrels in the yard at times.....curious, territorial, defensive critters! :)

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 12:27 PM
  • You can discourage it with a rubber snake or a shotgun.Which ever you like best.You may also try washing the van to give him a clean target.

    -- Posted by kings11 on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 2:33 PM
  • A shotgun might hurt the finish.

    I have seen them dive-bomb cats before but thought that was just an insane bird.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Dec 31, 2012, at 4:18 PM
  • With JD in the recipe, you might feed more than mockingbirds.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jan 1, 2013, at 7:32 AM
  • Steve - sorry for the delay!

    My guess is that the warmth of the sun on your windows is attracting small insects -

    Does the behavior look like that might be possible?

    Vicky

    -- Posted by wildwoman on Sat, Jan 5, 2013, at 10:17 AM
  • By the way, mockingbirds are among the most territorial and aggressive songbirds there are!

    -- Posted by wildwoman on Sat, Jan 5, 2013, at 10:19 AM
  • There are ladybugs everywhere. The LB would be prone to trying to find a crack to crawl in to hibernate, which could be the window edge, so...

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jan 5, 2013, at 9:32 PM
  • Sounds like bonus protein in the wintertime to me!

    -- Posted by wildwoman on Sun, Jan 6, 2013, at 7:49 AM
  • Now,I understand that hot and spicy doesn't deter birds (hence the practice of adding a bit of heat to food that squirrels might steal). But,booze could have more impact than the alcohol our avian friends are used to getting from fermented fruit and the like.

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 6:57 PM
  • Sorry, I won't share my booze. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jan 21, 2013, at 3:48 PM
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