Jumping bird looking in window at me

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChickensAreSweet, May 21, 2011.

  1. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    This is about the jumping bird that looks in the window at me every day.

    Well, I have windows in my room that are tall, so I don't bother putting fabric across the very top of them.

    I use fabric from the fabric store for my curtains (not sewn or anything) so I can make handkerchiefs with them when I want a change.

    Every day, a little sparrow or wren lands on the top windowsill outside but is too small to peer over the sill. So she JUMPS and JUMPS so that she can look in on me.

    It is rather like seeing a bird on a trampoline, with it's head coming up so you can see it. She does this 5 or 6 times, then flies into the gutter where I think it must have a nest as there is an overhang.

    I couldn't believe my eyes the first time this happened. Now it happens every year at nesting time. [​IMG]
     
  2. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Wow that would be cute to see!
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Not to steal your thunder by any means - I have had a sparrow do that to me every now and then, not regularly. Just want to acknowledge that the first couple periscope peeks startled me, then they amuse me, and I feel really good inside. Just a harmless little oddball (and probably ABnormal) bit of nature reminding me there is a world outside I do not understand, but I love to observe.
     
  4. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

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    Ya, how cute would that be? [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:[​IMG] That's nice to know - that it is normal bird behavior. I was really shocked.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Dear Sweet, Dear Linda, I hate to rain on either of y'alls parade but....

    I seriously doubt the birdies could care less about us insignificant humanoids.

    Turns out little birdies aren't on the outside looking in at all, they're usually looking (and fighting or courting) their own dear self. [​IMG]
     
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  7. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
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    Oh, of course! Can't believe I didn't think of that - saw magpies attacking their own reflection with vigour a while ago. Quite hysterical to see those big birds flapping at the glass in a frenzy.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Oh, of course! Can't believe I didn't think of that - saw magpies attacking their own reflection with vigour a while ago. Quite hysterical to see those big birds flapping at the glass in a frenzy.

    That's why they don't do it below the homemade curtain, only above (curtain blocks the reflection). Also, why it's more common at mating/nesting time. [​IMG]
     
  9. whiteflare

    whiteflare Out of the blue

    Mar 13, 2011
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    Oh, of course! Can't believe I didn't think of that - saw magpies attacking their own reflection with vigour a while ago. Quite hysterical to see those big birds flapping at the glass in a frenzy.

    That's why they don't do it below the homemade curtain, only above (curtain blocks the reflection). Also, why it's more common at mating/nesting time. [​IMG]

    Yup, it was definitely spring. I'd stand by and watch them for hours. Taped one screeching at its reflection on my phone, unfortunately I can't upload anything from that cell onto the computer.
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    She is really looking at me, even made eye contact with me. [​IMG]

    But I must admit that my feelings were hurt when I found out there was most likely a nest up there. [​IMG]

    I wanted to be the one reason she was jumping.

    A birdy friend. The thought even crossed my mind...maybe she knows I love birds because of all the chickens in the yard. [​IMG]

    I was suckered into it, and fell for it.
     

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