Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Successful Interspecies Communication

A male cardinal was engaged in trying to peck my window open, for reasons best known to him.  Not wishing to have my window pecked open, I gave him a territorial whistle in his own language.  He looked up and cocked his head in a listening way.  I whistled again.  He flew off.  This is quite different than a bird's feather-ruffling startle flight.  I have successfully communicated "You should not be doing that in my territory" to a bird.  \o/ 
Tags: birdfeeding, nature, personal, wildlife
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