This is the time of the year that we are getting phone calls about birds pecking at windows “trying to get in”. The birds are seeing their reflection and think it is another bird in their territory.
There are a few eco-friendly and wildlife friendly solutions to try. Bird Repellent and Deterrent Reflective Tape is a shiny reflective tape that moves with the wind. You can hang it just about anywhere. Local hardware stores carry reflective tape.
Securing Mylar balloons near windows will also scare birds away. Take a bar of soap and let it sit in water until the end is mushy. Draw designs on the outside of the window to break up the reflection.
You can purchase washable window paint at a craft store or make your own washable window paint. You will need 1/3 cup clear liquid dish soap, 3 tbsp. powdered tempera paint and 2 tbsp. liquid starch Mix together until it resembles house paint. Painting windows can be a fun event for the whole family.
Thank you Patsy Pratt Photography for the pictures.