Birding/bluebird problem


A female, or immature, keeps pecking at the windows and is making itself a pest.  We have a clean bluebird house, fresh water, and meal worms.  This is our 3rd year of so-far successful bluebird nesting.

This is not unusual. Birds see their reflection as competition. You can put up a screen, soap the window or even easier hang some strips of Mylar (a plastic film) in front of the window. If you will send your mailing address to me at I will send you my free Bluebird book.More than 3000 copies are out across the U. S. , Canada and Bermuda. See page 19 for why you should have more than one box. Good luck! Bluebird Bob Walshaw.


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Bluebird Bob Walshaw


I can answer almost any question on Eastern Bluebirds and small cavity nesters such as Chickadees, Titmice, Wrens, etc. Also general questions on other songbirds. No pet bird questions please. Send mailing address to me at for a free 20 page Bluebird book.


I have had a 100+ nestbox trail for more than 20 years, I do a lot of writing, public speaking and educational work in this field. My hands-on Bluebird talks include more than 1000 people each year.

Oklahoma Bluebird Society, North American Bluebird Society, National Audubon Society, Oklahoma Audubon Society, Oklahoma Fur Bearers Alliance

Bluebird Magazine, Oklahoma Today, Fur-Fish-Game, Birds & Blooms, Nature Society News,Back Woodsman Magazine, Tulsa World, Broken Arrow ledger, Teaching Tolerance magazine,Trappers World, OK Hole Story, Birders World

Degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, Graduate of the Home Study Course in Bird Biology from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Oklahoma Master Naturalist. I am also a pofessional speaker and writer.

Awards and Honors
Chosen as a public speaker for the North American Bluebird Society, Bluebird trail accepted as part of the Transcontinental Bluebird Trail, Chosen as a panel speaker at the 2006 NABS Convention.

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