Ravens and windows
We always have a few Little Ravens in and around the garden. In recent days they have been very noisy, especially when they perch on the roof guttering just above the office window. Then it is hard to concentrate on my writing.
Mid-morning yesterday I was attracted to a different noise made by one of our local ravens. One of them was attacking the window of our bedroom, pecking at the glass and banging its wings violently at the perceived interloper it could see. It was attacking its own reflection. This happens from time to time when an individual is attracted to its own reflection in a window.
Normally we just chase off the confused bird. In the summer months it can be very annoying when they start attacking the glass reflection at first light at 5:30am. Not a pleasant wake up call!