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Danville, KY, USA


Ansel flew to my window AGAIN and attacked his reflection. FOR 30 MINUTES. AND HE’S STILL HERE!!!
He won’t stop even through I drew highlighter on the outside of my window to break up his reflection. This time I’m even more sure it’s territorial aggression because another Tufted Titmouse flew up and he didn’t attack it. I’m guessing she’s Ansel’s mate. While I was videoing, a male Northern Cardinal came to eat and a Carolina Wren entered my nest box! This is the first time a bird has entered that nest box.
Ansel still will not leave though. What will make him stop attacking his reflection in my window sill!?


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Excitement On My Windowsill—Ansel Attacking His Reflection, A Male Northern Cardinal Eating, And A Carolina Wren Entering My Nest Box For The First Time!

Male Northern Cardinal eating, Tufted Titmouse attacking, Carolina Wren observing.

5 responses to “Excitement on my Windowsill—Ansel attacking his reflection, a male Northern Cardinal eating, and a Carolina Wren entering my nest box for the first time!”

  1. Sicily says:

    All birds have some aggression especially when it’s breeding/nesting season. Titmice aren’t on the prime list of aggressive birds, but it really just depends. Depending on species, attacks can last just a week or two, or can last until late summer if they make multiple broods. Only after breeding season will the aggression wane unless you take steps to help prevent this. I recommend different things like decals, soap, one way film, a plant, or maybe some awning. You really just have to try as many things as you can, and see what works. Let me know if any of this helps!

  2. Texas Bird Family says:

    I would think that that was his wife.

  3. Texas Bird Family says:

    I meant was

  4. Ansel is the bird,right.

  5. Devon says:

    I love that you named him Ansel. We have a male cardinal that attacks the window in our bathroom, and we lovingly named him ‘Asshole.’

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