Whack! Thump! Bam!

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Whack!
Thump!
Bam!
Again, and again, and again the bird hit our window.
Whack!
Waving my arms near the window only made the bird go away for a few minutes.
Thump!
Waving my arms outside made it desert his post for a full 10 minutes.
Bam!
A quick Internet search showed that we were not alone.
Thump!
Other people had kamikaze birds dive bombing their windows, and based on what we read, this type of behavior could continue for weeks.
Thump!
If we let it.
Whack!
Which we had no intention of doing.
Bam!
So we grabbed a few sticky notes and some colored paper and “decorated” the window.

It worked for about an hour.
Whack!
Until the robin discovered that the fluttering paper was harmless.
Thump!
He simply aimed for one of the paper-free spots.
Bam!
The noise was driving us all bananas. Not only was the constant thump, whack, bam distracting, but I feared for the bird’s life. After all, how many times could it crash into the window before it did too much damage to its silly little head?
Whack!
People wrote that this behavior was caused by the bird’s need to protect its territory.
Whack!
It would see a reflection in the glass and think that another bird was intruding.
Thump!
So out of desperation we went to the hardware store and purchased a can of the stuff you use to turn regular glass into frosted glass. It blocks our view of the trees and is rather unsightly–

–but the bird hasn’t dive-bombed our window once since we sprayed it on! It has been days of blissful, thump-free silence.

What do you think?