Last fall a woodpecker decided to turn the wooden siding outside our bedroom window into his private lunch counter, and proceeded to make two large holes in the siding. I retaliated by improvising a bird deterrent from heavy duty aluminum foil, string, and a nail. Unfortunately, the bird deterrent banged against our bedroom window at night, preventing us from sleeping. In addition, after about a week, the woodpecker realized that the foil wasn't actually a threat, and he went back to work enlarging the holes. I conceded and removed the deterrent so we could get some sleep.
He's returned this year and brought a friend (mate?). In this round of the Woodpecker War I have taped a picture of the scariest clip art owl I could find to the bedroom window. There was no woodpecker yesterday, the first day, but how long will it last?