Whistler at window.

To: Barry McLean <>
Subject: Whistler at window.
From: Fiona Anderson <>
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 12:21:04 +1100
Hi Barry,

In the breeding season we have to hang black netting over our big front windows 
about 6 inches out and attached to the eaves. The little wattlebirds, mynas 
(RRRRRR) and even magpie larks attack our windows as they are one-way glass.  
The netting (similar to that used by orchardists) works really well as being 
black it doesn't really restrict our vision.  Visitors to the house are often 
curious though.

Fiona Anderson

> From: > To: > Date: Sat, 8 
> Mar 2008 17:57:24 +1100> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Whistler at window.> > Hello 
> all,> > Here in my office I am listening to a male Rufous Whistler which has 
> been, > for the last three weeks, calling/whistling/singing or attacking its 
> > reflection in the house windows, from dawn to dusk every day. For the first 
> > week a female was also doing the same but then disappeared. It (presumably 
> > the same bird) was found dead in a pot plant under a window a week ago.> > 
> We have a sheet permanently covering our bedroom window and had to do the > 
> same for the other bedrooms when we had visitors.> > We had a similar problem 
> with a Superb Fairy-wren last year and they also > attack car mirrors etc. 
> but I have not seen Whistlers do this before.> > It is not now the normal 
> breeding season but we have also had juvenile > White-plumed, New Holland and 
> a White-naped H/E in the last month as well as > Red-browed Finch. The wrens 
> also had some late broods this year but most > are now out of breeding 
> plumage.> > Barry and Roberta McLean> PO Box 66, Violet Town, Vic 3669> 03 
> 57981213 0418584433 > > ===============================>> 
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