Very angry bird attacks its reflection for a week

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A VERY angry Scottish bird has been furiously trying to attack its own reflection in a mirror – for almost a week.
The irate Blue Tit repeatedly bashes itself against the mirror, pecks the glass, and even looks behind the frame for its opponent.
The clip of the bird’s bizarre behaviour was taken near Inverness in the Highlands.
Experts say it is the mating season and that some birds become so aggressive they will obsessively attack their own reflection in a mirror or window.
The Highlander who filmed the bird, who asked to remain anonymous, said it had been going since last week.
She said: “The bird has been coming and going for days attacking itself in the mirror.
“Usually there is another one which sits nearby watching. Each attack usually last a couple of minutes before it gets scared off by someone in the house or tires itself out.”
A VERY angry Scottish bird has been furiously trying to attack its own reflection in a mirror – for almost a week.
She added: “It started last week and normally it will wait until no-one is about or there aren’t any dogs in the garden before it flies up to the veranda and lands on the stag’s antlers.
“After eyeing itself up for a couple seconds and darting backward and forward it flies straight into the reflection.”
According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds website, the Blue Tit’s breeding season lasts from February until early April which can explain the attacks.
The Highlander who filmed the bird, who asked to remain anonymous, said it had been going since last week.
The RSPB webpage said: “This behaviour is particularly prominent during the breeding season, but can also happen at other times of the year…
“There is no apparent reason to what triggers an individual bird suddenly start this behaviour, and it cannot be predicted how intense it will be and how long it will go on for.
“The only way to stop this behaviour is to remove the trigger – the reflection. This means putting something such as cling film or non-reflective cellophane on the outside of the window.”

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