This is not usual behavior and it’s freaking people out a bit. I think it’s neat!
A “scary” crow which has begun pecking at the windows of homes in a Derby street is causing Hitchcock-style worries for residents.
People living on Portreath Drive, in Allestree, say they first noticed the “dishevelled-looking” bird in May.
Since then, the bird’s antics have woken some residents at 04:30 BST and left marks on UPVC windows.
The article notes that there could be normal explanations for the crow’s behavior: It could be protective of its young, or it could be seeing its reflection as another bird and attacking it.
Crows are intelligent birds. I find this fascinating and wish a crow was tapping on my window! However, it is slightly creepy to the residents who have been advised to cover their windows on the outside.
The intelligence of crows