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Old 03-15-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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I kow this sounds funny but it's so wierd it's true.

So spring is almost here and my bird "friend" has returned...
There is a bird (a robin to be specific) that loves to look at itself in my external rear view mirrors. it keeps flapping and bounceing off the mirror while trying to fight? it's own image. of couse in the process it craps down the doors on both sides of the car....any car for that matter that is parked in the driveway. this is the 3rd year this has been going on...yes...the same bird returns and takes up residence near by and then statrs it's summer long battle with my car.

Has anyone else ever had a problem like this and did you find a fix ?? short of keeping bathroom shower caps over the mirros when not in use...yes...I've done that.

Any ideas ??
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I hate to laugh at the bird poo on your vehicle, but you have to admit it is a funny problem. Wish I had some advice to offer you, but, nothing here on this end. Good luck!!
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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a shotgun?????????
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: WA
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I have a problem with a robin this spring as well... it has either lost a mate or looking for one but has made a mess flying into reflections in the glass door. I have cleaned the bird crap regularly for the last two weeks and sprayed him with the hose but he is still here. Would love to know the answer… I hope I don’t have to do this every year!
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I'm with Dynimagelv on this one, JBrown.

As an FYI . . . bird doo doo is DEADLY to the paint on your vehicle!
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:13 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Oh I know that bird poo isn't the best additive to have on a paint job, but it isn't as bad on newer vehicles with a clear coat. Still not good.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Turdus Migratorius

Interesting binomial name...

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Old 03-15-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Turdus Migratorius

The binomial name derives from two Latin words: Turdus... and migratorius which means "to go" Seems like this guy's just doing what comes natural.
Good one, SquarePeg . . . possibly related to Turdus Maximus?
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: California
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Buy a plastic owl and put it somewhere above the car, it might scare it away.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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...possibly related to Turdus Maximus?

In ornithological terms: Yes, they are Thrushes.

In practical terms: A Turdus is a Turdus is a Turdus - I guess!

In real life: Get a garage, JBrown, or a plastic owl. They got lots of relatives - and friends!
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