For the past couple of weeks, I have had the pleasure of being entertained every morning and afternoon by a little red finch. He comes up to my office window and goes through a chaotic ritual of pecking the window, fluttering about and chirping his heart out. Not only has he provided amusement for me but, my coworkers come by to check on him and watch his antics. He has been a welcome respite in an otherwise high stress work environment. More intriguing is that he has brought people together who normally would not meet in the typical day to day routine of work.
A quick Google search yielded the probable cause of my little friends harried activity. It is nesting season and finch are among some of the most territorial birds. These little guys are the bird equivalent of the chihuahua. He most likely sees his reflection in the window and does his best to rid his territory of that other, pesky red finch. So everyday we look forward to this guy and his espresso level activity and simply enjoy his company. Someday, nesting season will end and we will have to look for some other form of work place amusement.