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Are you superstitious? Read this, and you decide...

A bird that is trying to get in a house is a sign of death, says the old superstition.

If this were the case, I would be dead by now. Last spring, a red bird began pecking at the patio door at my house non-stop. He would fly off, then come right back, flying into the door. He would start in the morning, and do this all day long. By July and August, when we had the hottest days of the year, he was still at it. At times, I was afraid it was going to die, because you could see it’s heart pounding.

At first, the dogs and cat would go crazy, but they got used to it, and after a while, it became normal, and they didn’t pay any attention to it. I had heard of this before, and actually, it happened several years ago, for maybe a month, but never went on for this long. I asked several people what their thoughts were, and some said it was because it saw it’s reflection and thought it was another bird. Or, that it was mating season, and thought that another bird was in its territory. I thought that was possible until it started going to the window at the front of the house which is under a covered porch. For it to see itself, it would have to purposely fly under the covered porch to get to the window, as if it were trying to get in the house through another entrance.

This went on all year, until winter started coming on, then it quit. To my amazement, a couple days ago, it was back, doing the same thing. I am completely perplexed by this incident, and have no answers. I am not a superstitious person, but I began thinking about all the bad things that happened this year.

Was the bird warning me of terrible things to come like the many deaths that occurred this year, or the fire that gutted my mother’s house, the robbery, or the personal problems and heartbreak that I have endured this year? I am beginning to wonder.

I do believe in signs, and have always paid attention to things that happen in nature, but what explanation can there be? Could it be a warning of more significance such as the end of time? I don’t know. What I do know is that there are strange and bizarre things that happen in this world that we do not understand.

If any of our readers out there have had such an experience, I would love to hear your thoughts and comments. I have always loved to watch birds. I love wildlife, and am a huge animal lover in general, but this brings a whole new meaning to the term “bird watching.”


0 #14 My name is Greg Brad 2018-04-24 16:21
When I was a little boy I used to hear older people talk about Birds signs and I found that some of it is true well experienced some of them a bird will warn you up a sign of death in your family I had those warnings but you have to pay attention to those Wanda like I had to come near me and trees and B Wilson enough to get my attention and that was the first thing I thought this must be going to be a death and it was in my family later on now I am experiencing a bird trying to get in my house right now for the last 3 days really got me scared
0 #13 Adele 2018-04-09 01:04
This is happening to me right now. I just came in from shooing it away. It looks like a robin but it's not. It has been relentlessly flying into my small bathroom window above the tub. It goes on for hours. This is day 4. My cats are freaking out and so did I when I had my face right up to the window trying to figure out what was going on, then crash. I'm scared.
0 #12 Don 2018-04-08 12:17
Similar things happening to me. Came home from work the other day and my kitchen storm door waa all scratched up. I was blaming the dog for jumping at the outside of the door and my daughter for enticing the dog to do it. It is a covered porch. T hen I noticed a bunch of bird [censored] in one area that shouldnt be there. Went to leave this morning and now I have scratches all over my drivers side vehicle window.
0 #11 Iasabel 2018-03-12 02:23
2 birds trying to get in the kitchen window all day on & off. One bird is red. When they see me walking towards the window they fly away. It’s kinda creepy.
+1 #10 carl 2018-03-02 15:03
Going on here too, red bird. The kitchen window, pecking on it and walking back and forth across it trying to get in. Several days now.
-1 #9 Eileen 2017-10-26 02:59
Do birds really mean sign of death
0 #8 Eileen 2017-10-26 02:58
On my front porch if the light is on this bird has decided just today to fly around I usually walk my dogs out that door. He e anybut tonight turned lite off twice he went eaway but I got scaird and walked dogs out. Ohlither door don't know what to do my husband coming home that way told him use his flashlight l am not going out ther
0 #7 rosella 2017-06-13 18:27
This is happening to me as I speak. It is a cowbird and it has been on my air conditioner trying to break in for two weeks now...
0 #6 Renee 2017-06-07 20:24
Well it's been going on at my house for 2 days now and it's so annoying. My dog wants to eat it I think... I just wish it would go away
0 #5 Demetra 2017-05-30 22:32
This is happening RIGHT NOW as I type. thiThis has been going on for a month now. The bird pecks and pecks at my deck door then go around to the front. He fly off then fly into the door/window. Im wondering if the bird is trying to find a place to nest.
0 #4 Alejandra 2017-05-29 22:56
This just started happening to me today. I was a bird at my door and it kept flying bavk and forth. I the. Went into my closet and i saw it there in the window. I have jo idea why its happening.
0 #3 Kara 2017-05-18 17:35
Im experiencing this now with a cardinal! He is relentless. Even on curtained windows. Im stumped. I have heard every reason you mentioned, tried to fix it, and he doesnt stop. Even second story windows. Im worried he is going to hurt himself or the windows.
Is you're home newer or older? I have an old farmhouse
0 #2 Miram 2017-04-21 19:44
I Know someone that is having the same problem right, it has been going on for 4 days now. He said it is a scissor-tailed flycatcher bird.
0 #1 Shannon 2017-04-03 12:05
I have a similar situation going on right now. We have a consistent red bird friend that has been at it for 3 days. 2 different windows. All day long. We do have a pet parakeet. I thought this had something to do with it, but I'm not quite sure. I do know, however, that it is starting to mess with my head a little bit, and I'm not a superstitious person.

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