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Who is that tapping on my door?

Category: Visitors in the garden | Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:21 am

I have a song sparrow that nests in the bushes near my front door. This is the 3rd year in a row that I have heard the tapping at my front door. I have a shiny brass kickplate at the bottom of my door and about 10 times a day he fights with his reflection. I have a piece of cardboard that I have to tape over the kickplate. I thought I could take it down after a couple of weeks, wrong...I have to leave it up for 6 weeks.

song sparrow ( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

( photo / image / picture from gfreiherr's Garden )

This is a short video clip of him in action.

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kuntrygal wrote on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:06 am:

Gail you bring us the most amazing pictures and videos. What a cute little guy!


Sjoerd wrote on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:54 pm:

If I had answered you, "Tis some visitor, I muttered, tapping at your chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more"...I would have been waaay wrong.
That a very cute little birdie.


Kay wrote on Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:19 pm:

That is funny! Hope the little birdie doesn't have a headache!


gfreiherr wrote on Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:40 pm:

I have to bang on the door before I open it, I don't want him flying in. We took down the cardboard and put up opaque plastic so far its working.


Accidental Gardener wrote on Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:01 pm:

Too funny! I thought my nesting mockingbirds were a pain, and they are, but they only are annoying when we are outside on our patio.


aythya-camellia wrote on Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:16 pm:

Adorable little bird!


Jewell wrote on Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:31 am:

Great photos. We have a pair of juncos that do something similar to the mirror on the car. We have to wash the mirrors before taking off. Some little birds sure are territorial with themselves.

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