Thursday, August 8, 2019

Another Goldfinch Attack

Hello. This is a TDB fast-breaking news flash. I'm your reliable doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. (Oh, and I have a tennis ball squeaky toy too!)

My humans went out for a little while this afternoon. As soon as they arrived home and parked in the driveway, and before they even turned the engine off, a goldfinch zoomed out of nowhere, and started attacking the rear view mirror on the passenger side. 

Dad had his hand on the door opener, and the little yellow birdie landed on the window. And then, BLAM!  He threw himself at the mirror! 

Doesn't he look fierce?

Hey, what are you looking at?

All that haze on the mirror is from him pooping, and then smearing it around when he smashes himself into it. He doesn't seem to be getting hurt by doing this. But apparently he's been busy for quite a while!

What a mess!

Hey, maybe he thinks it's a portal to another universe! After all, it says objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

Perhaps my humans had better put covers on those mirrors before he bashes himself into oblivion!

Of course we have links to some scholarly information about goldfinches and their activities if you want to know more about them.


  1. We think you might have to park that car in the garage so you can give Mr. Goldfinch a rest.

  2. OMD, burdies are KERAZY!!!! (rights Kismet???? BOL!!!) we gots some burdies that do that here too, butts they are neater abouts poop smearin'. Maybe they're OCD or somethings ☺
    maybe some poop bags over the mirrors will work....two birds, one ...
    Loves your squeaky ball! I gots one just likes it!
    Ruby ♥

  3. He smears his poop? Eeew! You have some strange critters over there!

    Klem, Mara

  4. Oh my word...that gold finch is gonna have mush for brains pretty soon.
    Obviously he didn't read.
    "objects in this mirror are closer than they appear"!
    Hugs Cecilia

  5. Hoooo boy. I guess that's why they call them "bird brains"! Also, I have a squeaky tennis ball too. It's the BESTEST!!!

  6. I am familiar with this. He is the type of bird whon let's himself get hot by a car and then he sues the driver. He must have grown tired waiting for your call to hit him so he for into the windows himself. Let me know if you need legal representation

  7. Chester, that goldfinch is a menace to society. He sure has an evil eye. We hope he finds the right portal soon.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. That goldfinch looks remarkably similar to your tennis ball. Just saying...

    Love and licks,

  9. What a silly birdy!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  10. wow that is one crazy bird!
    Mabel & Hilda

  11. Whoa! The birdy is very pretty!!

    Pinot xo

  12. Wow, what a crazy bird! It may be little, but we don't think we'd mess with it. I have seen birds do this before, but not when someone was sitting right there!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  13. Birds are silly....BOL. maybe he got into some fermented fruit and he's drunk!

  14. We have not seen the goldfinches do that here, though other birds have attacked mirrors and windows.

    Its a wonder they don't break anything! Maybe theor beaks?? BOL!