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Old 03-22-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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Bird attacking my 1958 FL Airstream

We have this little male bird that for the past 5 days non stop has been attacking the AS. It seems to want to fight his image and has not realized yet after days and hours that it is not another bird. I do not cover the AS bc when parked at home we use it often and we live in Nor CAL where weather permits us to use often. Any suggestions for gtetting the bird to take off?! It was funny to watch the first day but now I am afraid that we are incurring damage not to mention all the bird poop.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:51 PM   #2
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:04 PM   #3
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Yes, the birds also go after the side mirrors on my truck. It's that time of the year. I wonder if you put a coat of liquid spray wax on, and let it haze to reduce reflection. Then wipe off before you use it. Just thinking out loud.
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:07 PM   #4
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BB Gun! O sorry Nevermind your in California.
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:11 PM   #5
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BB Gun! O sorry Nevermind your in California.

No offense to our California Airstreamers but that was funny...
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:25 PM   #6
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This reminds me of the Nissan Pigeon commercial. It's on Youtube. Around 20yrs old.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:18 PM   #7
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A few years ago we had a bunch of cardinals flying into our windows. They apparently were attacking their own reflections.

We bought some inflatable owls at a garden store to scare them off, and they stayed away.

Here are some on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Gardeneer-Nat...are+away+birds
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:58 PM   #8
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:33 AM   #9
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A plastic Owl will work. I bought mine at Tractor Supply. Any of the farm supply stores should have them. My Owl has been in the barn for 30 years and is still doing a great job! I've never seen the inflatable variety suggested, which may be fine until they leak.
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:46 AM   #10
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I had the same problem and went online to identify the bird. It was a Townshend Solitaire, a very territorial bird. It was attacking it's reflection, thinking it was another bird. I found the bird call online and took the laptop outside and played the call. The bird couldn't stand the competition and left. Bizarre but true.
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:30 AM   #11
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Yes that was funny about teh BB gun even tho I live in CA. I thought of that but I do not want to miss and hit the trailer!!
I have rocks but the same thing...
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:18 PM   #12
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:35 AM   #13
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Thanks Nuvite -F you were spot on. I got the blow up owls and the bird has not returned. I will travel with this owl in case it happens again. They are also great in my fruit and vegetable garden!!
Thank you!!
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:48 AM   #14
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We live out in the country and have an acre garden beside the house. We have a large plastic owl perched on the fence to keep birds out of the vegetables and fruit.

It works really well, as you might imagine... they building their nests INSIDE the hollow owl thru the mould-hole in the bottom.

(We discovered it one evening while sitting on a settee in the garden admiring the sunset.... and we heard quite a "ruckus" inside the owl as babies started screaming over each-other for the food momma has delivered. Without missing a beat of the wings, momma and daddy come-and-go flying/swooping right up-and-in-and-out.)
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Old 03-31-2017, 06:20 AM   #15
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Thanks for the thread and info. We've had (Cardinal) problems with truck side mirrors in past years. We just about done polishing and thinking maybe we should put an owl on duty before a problem starts with the A/S. I think we have a plastic hawk somewhere also.

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Old 03-31-2017, 10:17 AM   #16
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Get a couple of Mylar balloons at a party store and set them out near your trailer. They will go away. (that BB gun thing was funny)
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:17 PM   #17
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Cheapest and easiest method of all:

Go online and find a scowling human face, preferably with teeth showing and direct eye contact. Print it out life-sized in black and white. Put it in a plastic sheet protector if it will be exposed to rain. Tape it near the object the bird is attacking.

I had nightmarish problems this month with cardinals attacking my patio mirrors, every day for weeks. Bird blood and feces splattered everywhere. I have canvas curtains on the patio - I pulled the curtains closed, and they still snuck under the hems at the bottoms, to continue the assault.

Then I put up a couple of these, and the problem instantly vanished:

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