Are birds incessantly pecking at your windows? And no matter what you do, they won't go away? Here's why.

Over the long weekend, I thought birds were flying into my windows, which is creepy enough, but they were attacking them! Crazy! The bird would fly away, and I assume accepting defeat, only to return moments later refreshed and ready for another fight.

It turns out they're protecting a nearby nest. Many birds are incredibly territorial, and try to scare away predators that are close to their chicks. Birds like this see their reflection in your window, and the fight is on thinking it's another bird is on their turf.

According to the Audobon Society, it can be difficult to stop birds from attacking your home. Covering one window will just cause the birds to find another window in your home to attack. Putting up fake owls or other predators will only enrage the birds more, increasing their level of attack. And if you have a pet that likes to sit in the window, the birds may actively seek them out in an attempt to scare them away from the area. Even cars can be victims to the territorial birds, who peck away at mirrors and windows all day long.

A. Boris
A. Boris

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