Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Crazy Bird

Hello everyone. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

We have a new Crazy Bird! Yes indeed! A little yellow goldfinch has been fighting with his reflection in our dining room window! Here he is now!

Hello birdie!

Oh oh. Where'd he go?

Watch carefully now. Here he comes again from the top right side of the window.

I'm pretty sure he's not getting hurt pecking at his reflection. 

My ghostwriter says he's been going after the rear view mirrors on the cars too, and leaving plenty of little poops as evidence.

Long time readers may remember that we had another crazy bird in 2013: a bright red cardinal who continued his attacks for a couple weeks before he finally gave up.

Several years before that, we had a cowbird (named Dummy bird) who would attack his reflection inside the window birdie feeder. (That feeder has a one-way mirror so we could watch the birdies without them seeing us.) He was so persistent that soon his tail and wing feathers were in tatters. We finally had to take the feeder out for a week before he went away. 

Here's a link to our post from way back in 2013 about Crazy bird the cardinal. Back then I sometimes wrote about politics. Looking back, I see the more things change, the more they stay the same! 


  1. Maybe he wants to spend time indoors with you where it's nice and cool, Chester. Mom thinks the Goldfinches make the absolute sweetest most endearing sounds♥

  2. Our early arriving male bluebird would do the same thing. He's been here for three years in a row. The pecking stopped after the babies fledged.

  3. Silly bird....BOL. He's probably looking for a girl friend! Maybe he needs a dating app.😆🐦💘

  4. Wow...what a silly little little birdy!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  5. Sometimes we have birds dping the same theing here...yesterday there was a big clunk on the dining room picture window, but no bird onthe ground, so he must have been OK to fly off...

    We have tree frogs hiding in strange places here...on was in the crack between the shed doors, he took a ride on the lock hasp when petcretary had to go in the shed to get the mower our, BOL!

  6. You must get your windows professionally cleaned.

  7. That is one loony bird!!! We have never had one do that, but we have had way too many fly into our windows and conk out on the deck.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. Oh, we sometimes gets those burds too! We have a couple of mirrors set up on our front porch (so we can see anyone at the door from the kitchen window), and sometimes burdies peck at their reflection like it's war! kerazy burdies! Yours are purty colors at least!
    Ruby ♥

  9. What's up with you and "da birds" ... even when you're indoors you "attract" them, we are quite intrigued ... it's magical, mystical, mysterious ... Chester L.W. Birdman!

  10. Maybe these birds aren't crazy. Maybe they want to come and live at your house! Yikes!

    Love and licks,

  11. Yikes Chester....those are some whacko birds you have in NY!!
    I hope they don't decide to dive bomb you when you are in your yard on Squirrel Patrol
    Hugs Cecilia

  12. That is some crazy bird for sure.
    Mabel & Hilda

  13. I just wish our birdies came in pretty colors like yours, Chester. Ours are all browns and blacks, except the seagulls. No blues, no yellows. BORING!!!

  14. We're glad you are still keeping an eye on things!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. I hope the little birdie doesn't smash any wing mirrors! I have heard about that happening as well and nobody knew who the culprit was for a long time.

    Klem, Mara

  16. It's crazy the bird continues to slam into the window. You'd think it'd figure it out. Ouch!