I took this video one October evening when the red-winged blackbirds were coming in to roost. Watch to the 2 min mark at least.
1000's of Red-winged Blackbirds
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Adrienne Dunn: What an exciting video! It reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock's movie! We have some in Louisiana, but I've never seen a flock this size. Quite the noisy bunch! :-)
Randy Fritz: I read your cardinal-avoidance-of-window-pecking article and have questions/specific comments:
1) We do not have window treatments in this country house. It's great to be able to "bring the outside in."
2) The cardinal in question has been pecking on our windows (all of which are coated) for WEEKS--MUCH longer than two or three weeks you mention. He (definitely a male) has, over time, expanded his pecking from one or two windows to those throughout the house--like twenty windows or more. For HOURS each day, from dawn to dusk he pecks, with little rest. I'm afraid the bird is addled, maybe from farm chemicals or something. This is the third time, in the lasst 10 years, this has happened.
I would appreciate some help. Thank you: firstname.lastname@example.org
firstname “10Gr1fterbang” lastname: +Adrienne Dunn Pay attention, dick. These are red winged black birds... The birds in that shit movie you mentioned were just black birds, not red winged.