Robin autorivalry

Robin in flight

This American Robin attacks the window in the sliding doors out from our bedroom.  Presumably he thinks he sees a rival in his reflection in the window.  We tried hawk silhouettes but it didn’t work.  I’ll try again with a larger, coloured image, but I might leave it a couple of days until I get a brighter day so I can take less grainy pictures.  The pictures would also look better if he wouldn’t leave such a mess on the windows.

Sometimes he takes a break on the table on the deck.

Robin
Robin

Otherwise he can spend hours “fighting” his reflection. He carried on for weeks last year.

Robin in flight 3
Robin in flight 3
Robin in flight
Robin in flight
Robin in flight 2
Robin in flight 2
Robin in flight 4
Robin in flight 4

Author: Eric Lawton

Eric is a natural philosopher living in rural Ontario

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