For the past year I’ve had a female Northern Cardinal banging on my basement window. I posted a blog about it last spring.
Unfortunately she died in an accident last week. Tony Hawk seen here attempting to flush her out of her hiding place did managed to flush her and in her panic to escape she flew right into a window and was killed instantly. Normally Tony perches on the feeder for a while and then leaves. On this particular day he stayed around perching at three different locations before attempting to flush some birds from an arborvitae. I happened to be standing beside the window as Tony flew at an arborvitae where the female Cardinal hiding.
Since that time a Male Northern Cardinal who I assume was her mate has taken up the role of banging into my basement window.