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Old 04-29-2005, 10:40 PM   #1
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Theres a bird, a female cardinal, who keeps jumping from the hood of my car, to the mirror, to the roof, and back to the hood. I end up covering the car as soon as I get home because of the poop. The bird doesnt do any damage to the rubber edgings or anything else. Just keeps hopping around. If I dont cover the car, the cardinal will do this for literally HOURS. Anyone know whats up with the bird? I've never heard or seen anything like this.
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Do you ever notice it making any noise or pecking/flapping at the car? It may be attacking it'* reflection in the glass or paint, in the belief that it is another male trying ot horn in on it'* territory.
Yes, birds are that stupid.
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Yea, I got scratches on my rear view mirrors from retarded birds.
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i wouldn't be mad at the bird she'* just admiring the beauty of such a great car
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Do you ever notice it making any noise or pecking/flapping at the car? It may be attacking it'* reflection in the glass or paint, in the belief that it is another male trying ot horn in on it'* territory.
Yes, birds are that stupid.
I thought that but its a she because of the dull coloring. Although its next to a bush so maybe theres a nest in the bush and feels the car is a preditor... but then why would a brown cover make it any less hostile to the bird? Im so confused lol.
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There'* a crazy cardinal here at work that keeps flying into the window. Every single day it does it for hours. We had one do it last summer too and I would bet it'* the same exact bird
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I'm not mean and don't believe in killing for no reason.

Either you need to park somewhere else...or that bird needs to take a long walk off a short branch with it'* wings tied up.

I mean...something needs to happen here. Winter is a long time away to let this keep happening.
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Well...if it was doing damage I probably would have got the airgun out. Maybe you can set out some food for it somewhere away from the car to deter it from going in that direction. Maybe try to scare it pretty bad? Catch it and make it a pet?
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Yea... It is because it sees it'* own reflection and is either A) Horny or B) territorial. Either way, covering the car removes the reflective surfaces. I had this issue with the company truck when i went home to binghamton last summer. There was a bird that just didn't seem to like it.
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i don't know about birds..but dragonflies in the spring drop there eggs on my car...i know that they drop their eggs in water so i'm thinking it'* becaust it is a blueish green color...it'* odd..

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