Held Hostage by a Robin

On May 12th I commented on the annoying antics of a resident robin. Six days later he is no longer “fluttering at” our windows, but throwing himself against them! One by one I have closed every blind in the house.


This morning resounding thumps wakened us at 6:30 a.m. He had found the only window that has no blinds… our ensuite bathroom. We tried draping a towel over it, but the robin is now hitting the screened portion. On a sunny holiday weekend such as this I resent being held hostage behind closed blinds but I’m not sure what to do about it.


Somehow, I don’t think the Animal Control officer is about to come out and rescue us from a robin.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

5 thoughts on “Held Hostage by a Robin

  1. JaxPop says:

    You know – after more than 4 years I’ve never seen a robin in Florida.

    Maybe your ‘visitor’ will switch from fluttering to twittering. One can only hope.

  2. Careann says:

    Funny, funny! A twittering bird brain. Do you want him? I’d happily duct tape him onto a paper airplane and give him a heave in your direction if I could get my hands on him.

  3. joylene says:

    They say if you tape a pic of an owl, it deters such activity. I’ve never tried it. My neighbour did attach a fake owl to her fence near the back door. That seemed to help.

  4. JaxPop says:

    Where is Elmer Fudd when you need him…. oh wait… he was chasin’ a wascally wabbit……. My Bad

  5. Careann says:

    Joylene, I think I’m going to try out your owl idea. I don’t have any pictures around but I know the nursery in town has plastic ones. It’s worth a try. I’ll let you know how it turns out. I’m really tired of living behind closed blinds, and it’s not detering the robin all that much anyway.

    Dave, you’re just so vewy, vewy funny! 😉

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