(Please excuse my verrrry dirty glass door!)
A few minutes later he was back, hitting the glass again and again.....and again. I peeked around the doorway to the kitchen so he wouldn't notice me and watched as he sat on the railing and attacked the glass. Fearing for his safety (and not wanting an injured bird on my conscience), I went out in my nightclothes and washed this winter's residue from the sliding door. Could he have thought a speck of dirt was an insect? Well, let's rule that out. Satisfied that the dirt would no longer attract his attention, I poured a fresh cup of coffee.
Yeah, right, I'll get to enjoy that....he came back! When he saw me he proceeded to attack my neighbor's door! I heard her chase him, too, so we chatted and she told me he had been doing this to her door on Saturday! I made a quick call to relatives and was advised to hang something "flutter-y" in front of the door to chase him.
So now there are two aluminum foil "icicles" blowing in the breeze on my back deck, hanging from the joists of the deck above. It's a windy morning so they should work! They may look like a crude lawn ornaments but I know what they really are ;)
Updated: My neighbor informed me that he came back on Monday morning while I was at work, but he didn't stay for long. Does anyone know why he's doing this? Any advice on how to stop him before he gets hurt?????