Monday, April 29, 2013

Chickadee Taps on Window?

One of my Blogger buddies told me about a mysterious chickadee bird tapping on the window. Here is some info and links you might want to check out, along with plenty of my own information.

"Black-Capped Chickadees are bold and inquisitive and are usually the first to find a new feeder. They appreciate a reliable food source and have been known to tap on windows if the feeder runs low."



The Chickadee may be trying to get your attention or most likely get in. A good solution is to check the feeder for daily fillings, or look for something that is irritating the bird. For example, a large squirrel was bombarding our feeder, and the birds got angry at him. They perched in the pear trees and would chirp loudly.  We put out safflower seeds and not as many squirrels came.








Do you feed the birds? If so, they have an uncanny ability to sense when the seeds are going out. We have  chickadees and titmice, purple finches, mourning doves and nut hatches near out house. Everyday at noon they gather in the two trees in front of our door and wait for us to open it and spread some seed on the grass and patio. It's great fun to see and hear them.

Another reason for your bird to go from window to window is that it sees its own reflection in the glass and thinks it's another bird. We had a bird last year who kept attacking our glass patio door all day long until it was exhausted. We didn't know what to do. Finally, we put a piece of cardboard over the door and that seemed to work.

Good Luck!

6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this information it was very helpful.

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  2. Update
    Filled feeder and now he only taps a hello in the morning around 8 am and I think a goodnight around 7 pm. I need to give him a name any ideas?

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    1. Great!

      Along with some of these you might want to name her Dakota - it means friend.

      Names for Chickadee Bird
      Girl-
      Kaylee
      Kierra
      Amber
      Polly
      Izzy
      Kyla
      Penelope
      Jaycee
      Chicka
      Diva
      Milly

      Boy-
      Ace
      Jackie
      Niko
      Jace
      Bryant
      Lil Bit
      Prince
      Jasper
      Antonio
      Tyler
      Carson
      Chuck

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  3. I have more than one chickadee tapping at my windows all around the house, they also have gone to tapping the car windows at my house and the house next door. I have no feeders, but I occassionally throw out bread to feed yhe birds. I don't know why this is happening this year and never before.

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    1. Chickadees do this for a number of reasons. It may be hungry, but it also may be trying to get in for warmth. Try putting a birdhouse near your window and fill it with cotton or fabric-like material. This blogger looks like they had the same problem.http://itstrikesmefunny.blogspot.com/2014/01/bird-watching-chickadees-feel-cold.html

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