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Old 05-13-2012, 10:57 AM   #29
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Had to repolish an area 3 times last week because of a robbin.........toastie
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:05 AM   #30
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Speaking of bird attacks....

We were on a rural road (our favorite) one day when we saw ahead a gathering of buzzards feeding on something in the road. Doug slowed a bit, expecting them all to get out of the way, which they did---but for one who was just too intent on the carrion feast.

It took off just a second too late and we hit it. The impact cracked the front grill in several places, and imbedded within bits of said buzzard.

Yuk!


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Old 05-13-2012, 11:27 AM   #31
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Friend of mine hit one with his MC and it got caught between his windshield and his body. The thing threw up on him making its escape. You know that stuff they eat isn't in that good of shape when it goes down, much worse when comes back up. Jim
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #32
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Did this all happen at Bodega Bay?
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:25 PM   #33
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birds and airstreams

I use curtain sheers, on the outside, where needed. They are light, will not scratch the airstream, blow in the wind as another deterrent.
I fasten the sheers to awning parts with clips.
A neighbor taped plastic bags on the RV windows with blue tape. That also worked.
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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 05-14-2012, 03:56 PM   #34
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Thanks to everyone who offered up advice/experiences. BAAMbi7 mentioned cds and I remembered my gramps using old pie pans to keep the birds out of his corn. So I made mobiles out of cds and some scrap metal pieces I had sitting around. This a.m. I saw the two robins in my neighbor's back yard. They seemed confused by the new "rucaty art" as I call it. (Recyled Use of Crap Around The Yard)

Casa3805 - I'm working on a backup flamingo art piece to deploy as a phase 2. Right now I am flamingo-less. So sad I know but I do finally have party lights!
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:37 PM   #35
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I think someone should install a rubber backed electrical wire mesh that is draped over the trailer. That way, when a bird lands on and makes contact between the outside of the mesh and the shell of the trailer, it will electrocute itself.

It will not only solve the bird droppings problem, but will provide free dinner!

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glad I could help! thanks for the pic! our backyard looked similar, kind of like the holidays - we had 'em hanging in the trees! continued success!! happy summer...
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #37
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Here's the Cardinal that took exception to our presence at Wheatley Provincial Park in Ontario:



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I think someone should install a rubber backed electrical wire mesh that is draped over the trailer. That way, when a bird lands on and makes contact between the outside of the mesh and the shell of the trailer, it will electrocute itself.

It will not only solve the bird droppings problem, but will provide free dinner!

Ummm, I think that probably in the process of being electrocuted, the bird would "empty" out, and you would have even MORE bird droppings on your trailer. Cleaning them off migh t be a little dicey for you. But go ahead and try that one - the surviving members of your family can let us know how it went. (just kidding - I wouldn't wish harm on anyone, even the birds )

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Sounds like either post a fake owl, some CDs, or your flamingos is the answer. Or, move further away from the birds' nests.
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