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I found this site as a result of browsing the net on long tailed tits behaviour - I have been puzzled for the last couple of weeks at a couple of them persistently perching on the rear windscreen wipers and pecking at the glass - they seem to repeat this every about one per hour throughout the day - there is nothing edible on the glass & I feel that they are warning off their reflections from their territory prior to nesting - pictures attached - glad to see that I'm not the only one who has experienced this & found the other entries in this string fascinating - I'm sure I will have many other items to add later on other subjects.

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26-03-2010 08:44 PM
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I've just come across this thread looking for similar behaviour from coal tits - I have one little fella in my back garden who is *determined* to get the best of my patio door. He knocks on the window at different times of the day, on bright and dull days, and I've even stuck paper over the bit he keeps knocking on to try and convince him there is a barrier there but to no avail. What I'm particularly concerned about is that he's going to do himself a mischief flying in to the window all the time - does anyone have any suggestions to prevent that?

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Hello, we have exactly the same think going on with a pair of long-tailed tits in Norfolk. Same time of the year as the first post (last week of Feb).

They keep flying down from a tall shrub close to the window, landing on the window frame, tapping the glass a few times and flying back into the shrub.

Both M & F are doing it and it is fairly constant... again to the amusement of our cat. The cat leaping at the window from the inside only scares the tits away for a few minutes before they come back. It has been going on for three or four days now.
   

26-02-2011 12:39 PM
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BlueJam Wrote:
Hi I just googled this becuase it is happening to us too this spring. The long tailed tits bang at all of the windows. At first we though it must be insects of their reflections but we are coming to notice that they always seem to bang on the windows of the rooms that we are in at the time...so perhaps it is even territorial against us ????!!!!!??? Very strange! We can hear the banging clearly even when not in the same room so we have become convinced that they are only banging when we are in the particular room and fairly close to the window. It is a real treat to see them so close up though.

13-03-2011 12:03 PM
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I just saw one of the LTT's that are visiting us take something away in it's beak from the top of a window. I'm now wondering if they are after nest building material like spider webs. I'm sure that won't explain every one else's experiences of them but I like the idea of these amazing birds very, very, very gradually taking bits of my house to build their own Icon_smile

16-03-2011 09:36 AM
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[color=#000000][Hi everyone,

I am new to this site, we are staying in our mobile home and a pair of long tailed tits are banging the glass on the windows and doors, insects, maybe, cobwebs a few outside on guttering, but they are feeding on the feeders ok, nice thick old hedgerow just outside could be territorial???, blue tits are doing the same thing, what is going on.?[/font][/size]

29-03-2011 09:32 AM
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I think it is a terratorial thing ,the birds see the reflections and think they are rivals.


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29-03-2011 03:09 PM
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