Have You Ever Had a Bird Pecking or Flying in to Your Window?

@thedaddym (1737)
United States
November 25, 2008 2:01pm CST
This morning there was a bird pecking on our kitchen window. We have a big lilac bush that is more like a tree in front of the window and the bird had been in the lilac bush, and then he/she just started pecking at the window. She moved back in to the bush and a minute later came back and pecked again. That was it though. We did have a bird a couple of years ago fly into our window repeatedly for about a half hour it was kind of freaky. Has this ever happened to you?
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@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
5 Dec 08
I remember one time I went on a trip with Mom and Dad. All Mom kept saying was that she couldn't wait to get to the hotel room so she could take a nap. As soon as we got to the room and Mom laid down to take her nap, a bird ran itself into the window. The bird proceeded to do it over and over again and Mom never got her nap! It was hilarious!
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
yes, all the time. a small bird is always pecking at our bedroom window anytime of the day. for me, it's just alright, i'm not freaking out about it.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
25 Nov 08
We did have that happen to us once. This bird just kept crashing against our window, over, and over, and over again, then he or she went away for about a half hour and then came back and started doing it again. He was hitting the window so hard I can not believe he didn't hurt himself. I was scared he was going to break the window and come, I don't know what I would have done if that would have happend.
@hildas (3031)
25 Nov 08
Some people say it is bad luck, but I think that bird must of been pecking at insects or something. Maybe it was raining and he was getting some water. Animals can be strange sometimes. What's normally happening though is that the birds are seeing their own reflection in the glass. They assume it's a rival trying to take over their patch, and so they peck at it to try and drive it away. (dumb animals) Another cause could be an ornament of a bird on a window ledge. Again this could be mistaken for a rival. It's not just houses which receive this treatment either. Shiny car windows are often pecked at in the same way. I once watched a blackbird attacking it's own reflection in a car mirror for days before it finally gave up and moved on. Birds fly into doors and glass windows too because they are transparent. Well hope this helps. Do not worry it is not a bad sign.
@gemini_rose (16194)
25 Nov 08
Yes I have had birds fly into my windows before now, not in the house I am in now but a previous one. My parents get it all the time and they are always nursing some poor bird back to health after it has nose dived into their window. I think it is because they have a big patio door so the birds do not see it and think that they can fly straight through it.