Spotted Pardalote attacking window

To: 'Kevin and Gwenyth Bray' <>, "" <>
Subject: Spotted Pardalote attacking window
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:28:04 +0000
Shops like to sell these model raptors and owls, supposedly to stop this 
problem. My expectation is that it is a nonsense. I expect no bird will respond 
to such a model as they will to a real predator. If I am wrong and anyone has 
any good news story, I would be interested to hear it. Yes birds will respond 
to a stuffed raptor or owl (and usually not to keep away) but I don't think 
they are tricked by a plaster or other model.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin and Gwenyth Bray 
Sent: Thursday, 19 July, 2018 2:13 PM
Subject: Spotted Pardalote attacking window

To add to the list of reflection-attacking species among Australian birds:

Some years ago, a pair of noisy friarbirds attacked our (reflective-coated,
westerly-facing) bedroom windows continuously from dawn to dusk (in Emu
Ridge, Belconnen), making one heck of a noise!  We tried various ways to
stop them (including placing a large (model) raptor in front of the
windows - only to have the birds perch on it!)  In the end, the only remedy
was to completely cover the windows with green "sarlon" (sp?) cloth and keep
it there for several months until the birds had headed north (we assume), as
they do.

Kevin and Gwenyth Bray

02 6251 2087

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Veerman
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:07 PM
To: 'Geoffrey Dabb'
Cc: 'Canberra Birds'
Subject: Spotted Pardalote attacking window

Willie Wagtail

-----Original Message-----
From: Geoffrey Dabb 
Sent: Thursday, 19 July, 2018 11:40 AM
Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Spotted Pardalote attacking window

It is time for a list of confirmed reflection-attacking species among
Australian birds.

I have personally seen the following.  There must be others.

Superb Fairy-wren
Noisy Miner
Red Wattlebird

I now add:  Spotted Pardalote,

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