Against a cardinal. Yup. There is an all out assault against the Score household by a randy cardinal. So far Lucy has tried pictures of animals taped to her windows, an owl cookie jar set outside, and eating lunch outside on the patio.

This is Lucy’s latest update:

Cardinal update: I’m on to Plan W. I keep a spray bottle next to the door and every time I hear him peck his little face into the window, I run out and try to squirt him. So far it just makes him fly to the railing and give me the evil bird eye.

The bane of Lucy’s existence
This did nothing.
Neither did this.

Ever had this issue? Do you have any tips or tricks?

5 replies
  1. Heather
    Heather says:

    You should get a more realistic looking owl. It works here in Wisconsin for keeping the robins and other winged rats away…stay strong!

  2. Lisa Kees
    Lisa Kees says:

    He sees himself and it’s mating season, so makes are a threat to his sexual life.
    I would try cardboard or covering the window so he can’t see his refection.
    Happy bird watching. Hee hee.🐦

  3. Carlina Lowe
    Carlina Lowe says:

    This is so cute! Beautiful cardinal! Funny post!! I absolutely LOVE your cookie jar!! My Grandma used to collect owls and was one of my favorite memories of her and her home. She had similar statues of owls like your cookie jar!! May I ask…..Where did you get it?
    Just finished reading Blue Moon series for about the 5th time! It is my go to when I need home comfort feeling. Never disappoints. Any ideas of more to add to the series? Maybe a Eva college come home for the summer romance? Nicco have a summer intern shadow lusting after Eva? What about a Phoebe and Franklin from the beginning story? God I love that town and family!! Seriously need more! I Luv you Lucy!! Happy Easter to you and yours. Hugs xxoo

  4. Jill
    Jill says:

    This happened to us a few years ago. I read that the male birds were attacking windows during the Spring because they thought their reflection was another male bird. The article said to block the reflection and the behavior would stop. We taped cardboard to the outside of the windows and it worked immediately. We left it up for about a week and the bird didn’t come back. Guess he went off to fight male reflections elsewhere! Good luck!

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