[CT Birds] Peculiar Robin Behavior

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Tue Apr 10 10:52:10 EDT 2012


At 1st guess, it's (he's?) attacking a reflection or other presumed invader. That's certainly known R. behavior, and isn't it that time of year?

I look forward to more expert response. 

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On Apr 10, 2012, at 10:39 AM, W RUPP <rupp at snet.net> wrote:

> My colleague, Brooks Low, has observed the following unusual robin activity and would like to know what is going on:
> 
>        Every morning and late afternoon, for the last week, a robin  perches on a shrub outside a particular window on our house, then flies up and pecks the window 3 times, flying upwards as he (she?) pecks, then sits down on the shrub for a minute or two.  The behavior is then repeated 6-10 times exactly as before.  Shortly afterward, the robin does the same thing at another specific window on the other side of the house.  Any explanation?
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