I have a weird bird thing going on.
It's a house finch.
I think it's a male because his head is pretty bright red.
Everyday now, for four or five days, several times a day, he's coming over to my livingroom window.
This is not a super-clean picture window.
It's a double-hung window, slightly grubby, with a lace curtain hanging on the bottom half.
Stoopid bird seems to be obsessed with trying to perch on the middle of the window, but there isn't enough room for him there.
He tries to land on it, grabs it, and pecks at the glass.
He's not flying into it, thinking it's clear, which is the only thing like this I've ever seen.
He flies up, and bangs at the glass for two or three minutes, then goes away and comes back again.
I can't see anything that looks extra appealing inside.
It really isn't dark enough inside for there to be a mirror effect on the outside – so I don't think he is fighting with his reflection.
The cats are fascinated, of course, but luckily the window is closed.
And on the outside it is too high from the ground to put idjit bird in danger from them.
But I am baffled.