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Old 05-01-2010, 04:32 PM   #15
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Lucky it's not a pileated. I've had these guys slamming at their reflections in my windows at 5:30 on summer mornings. He could buck rivets for ya!
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:06 PM   #16
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could the trailer be reflecting up at their nest? if so, maybe a slight change in the trailer position would make the crazy bird happy. "honest honey, i have no idea who that female bird is!" said daddy bird. ;-)
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:31 AM   #17
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We've been trying to get rid of a male cardinal that would attack one of three windows at our house. He's been here for over 2.5 years! Nothing would deter him, he would just move to another window for awhile. I was thinking that he was 'addicted' to the numbness of banging his beak/head against the windows as it didn't seem to be a vicious type of attack, just a regular and constant thud.
Recently we put a blow up owl hanging on a branch in the favorite tree he hung out in, and he hasn't returned there, so it must work... however that doesn't explain why he isn't attacking the other two windows! How long do they live? Maybe he passed away? from fright!!!
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:55 PM   #18
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Eight days later they are still at it, but with less enthusiasm! Attacks are shorter and less aggressive. Hopefully they will just tire of it. Haven't had a chance to try any of the suggestions yet, but if it keeps up I am thinking of hanging a picture of
Inland Andy in the window!
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:36 PM   #19
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Living room windows were being attacked so I set up a plasitic mirror, slowly moved it to the ground and away from window. Didn't stop bird but at least it wasn't crashing into the window;-)
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:15 PM   #20
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..unfortunately you'll have to remove all that polish and bring back the original "patina" ;-)
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:43 AM   #21
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Has anyone had any luck deterring birds? I started the annual shine 'er up and noticed bird doo all over the streetside of my 76. I am uncertain of the type of bird I caught attacking initially (it's not a common bird to our area) but this a.m. I heard something hit the aluminum only to find a couple of robins stalking the "other" birds from our neighbor's rooftop.

Just hoping the great heron that hangs out by the pond doesn't wonder over that way!
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If they are always focused on a specific area, I'd just throw a blanket over it or temporarily tape some butcher paper or a tablecloth over it.

We don't have the issue w/ the newer As's non- mirror oat, but we did have a bird who was determined to try to sit on the curved declined between the roof and sidewall, and have scratches all over the place from him sliding around.

Then we had a goose that stayed up on our roof for a good hour, which really caused a stir with the other geese:


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Old 05-12-2012, 11:06 AM   #23
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We have had more than a normal amount of bird activity this year around the mirrors on my truck, windows on the truck and the AS. The biggest issue for us has been the bird poop all over the truck and the AS. Bags over the mirrors help on the truck mirrors. The rest is hopeless.

We experienced this same high level of bird activity in Florida in Feb.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:10 AM   #24
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I work out of my home office and a pair of Goldfinches have decided that my window screen material would make great nesting material. They both cling to the screen and peck away at the screen wire (nylon). No amount of banging on the window and hollering at them deters them from their hormone driven course! Now I have to replace the screen.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:52 PM   #25
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Guard Flamingo

Have you tried deploying your pink flamingos? They will, most likely, chase off any intruder that gets too close to their beloved aluminum...
Ours patrols until dark and then just kicks back on the front somewhere and lights up till dawn. No bird attacks yet.
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For a while, we had a ton of birds seeking shelter from the sun on our patio....and patio furniture..:P. we made our our own decoys in addition to mr owl: Hanging old CDs DVDs on string. The movement of the light seemed to keep them at bay. Btw, they actually sell the same things on the internet...holograms in shapes. Good luck
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Has anyone had any luck deterring birds? !
Had a hormonal thrasher flying at the large living room window for hours, found an old mirror 12X12 tile and set it up just below the window, it was satisfied for the rest of the season.
A couple of years ago we had a piliated woodpecker fly up to the window and peck holes in the aluminum strip that holds the glass in place, then decided it was fun to grab the top of the aluminum pillar between panels and slide down 5 ft, and repeat for hours. Never did solve this problem it just went away after awhile.
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I work out of my home office and a pair of Goldfinches have decided that my window screen material would make great nesting material. They both cling to the screen and peck away at the screen wire (nylon). No amount of banging on the window and hollering at them deters them from their hormone driven course! Now I have to replace the screen.
Maybe you should try hanging some nesting material like string, thread, etc on or very near your screens. It might make them happy and give them something else to do besides peck your screens to bits!
Birds in general this time of year, or whenever they decide to nest, can get very territorial towards other birds or what they think are other birds, as we all can attest to. I think we just won't polish our trailer.

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