Song Sparrow

This past weekend we had a crazed Song Sparrow sparring with his own reflection on our bedroom window.

Song Sparrow

singing Song Sparrow

He would sing from his favorite perch, spy his reflection, and in his agitated state he would fly to the window to challenge the other bird.

Sparrow, Song

Sparrow, Song

The other bird (his reflection) would follow his exact moves, making the Sparrow even more enraged. It was driving him nuts and it was also driving us nuts as he would get up at the crack of dawn to perform his antics. Finally, we cut down the tree where he was perching cutting off his bothersome reflection. The tree that we cut down was already dead and had been for a couple years. Usually I like to leave some of the dead trees standing as it provides a perch for the birds when they’re visiting the feeders and the dead trees can have other positive attributes for birds.

However, it fixed this bird’s whistle! He soon found another perch to perform his song.

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