Wattlebird behaviour

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Subject: Wattlebird behaviour
From: "Reid" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 08:29:13 +1000
Our windows are coated with highly-reflective solar film which, in daytime,
makes them act (as viewed from the outside) as one-way mirrors.  Yesterday
morning whilst my wife and I were standing at the kitchen sink doing the
washing-up, a Red Wattlebird came and perched on the window sill and held a
long interrogation of its reflection, alternately calling and cocking its
head sideways whilst closely peering at its reflection.  This lasted for
about three minutes, affording us an excellent close-up view.

I have not seen any other incidents of birds being attracted to our windows
in this way.

Would the use of one-way glass (or mirrors) be a good technique for
constructing observation hides?

Ralph Reid

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