I few years ago I had a pair of spotted pardalotes
very clearly attacking their reflections in my first floor office windows - from
ealy March for many months. I kept very detailed notes (I can see the windows
and observe the birds for hours on distracting hours as I sit at my
desk). I can copy the notes and send as a Word doc off line if you like. (I
also sent a few notes to the line at the time). The female was generally much
more aggressive than the male - as 'demented' as our resident male magpie lark .
. . .
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