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Old 06-18-2017, 04:39 AM
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I saw a finch on my S2K next to the side mirror. The bird does not know it is a mirror and wonder why there is another bird. I find it interesting and just want to share.
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Old 06-18-2017, 05:27 AM
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Very cool!

Hopefully the bird didn't poop on your S
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Every spring the male Robins in my area (New England) get very territorial (mating season). Inevitably each year a male will see its reflection in our dining room window, and will battle against that other mirror bird endlessly. Banging into the window with its wings and chest. Locked in an epic battle with a foe that never seems to give up. All. Day. Long.

So we tape over the window so it covers the glass. This year though we got smart, and taped print outs of human faces with wide eyes, so he thinks there is a person there and never approaches the window, never sees his reflection. This way we can tape on the inside of window. Much easier.

Neighbors probably think we're weird though, with all the windows at the front corner of the house having photos of faces taped to them. But in our staid, upscale area, my ongoing driveway repairs in all sorts of weather with cars half disassembled probably cemented that opinion long ago...
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OP post is pretty cool; previous post is pretty funny.

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Originally Posted by Car Analogy View Post
Every spring the male Robins in my area (New England) get very territorial (mating season). Inevitably each year a male will see its reflection in our dining room window, and will battle against that other mirror bird endlessly. Banging into the window with its wings and chest. Locked in an epic battle with a foe that never seems to give up. All. Day. Long.

So we tape over the window so it covers the glass. This year though we got smart, and taped print outs of human faces with wide eyes, so he thinks there is a person there and never approaches the window, never sees his reflection. This way we can tape on the inside of window. Much easier.

Neighbors probably think we're weird though, with all the windows at the front corner of the house having photos of faces taped to them. But in our staid, upscale area, my ongoing driveway repairs in all sorts of weather with cars half disassembled probably cemented that opinion long ago...
We have tinted windows on our home and deal with this same issue every year. For example, we have 4 bird nest on our house right now with babies in them. Anyway, I used to tape stuff up on the windows just like your...like Xmas wrapping paper, etc to steer them away. However, now I just use car wax on the windows. I wipe it on, leave it on for a couple weeks, and then when they're all settled, you can wipe it back off and they wont attack your windows. It leaves a nice white wax film that stop them from seeing their reflection. It's just while they're making their nest and claiming their territory that they act out agressively. Ends up being a win win. Every year my windows are waxed clean, and the birds leave them alone. Just sharing my solution and how I kill two birds with one stone.
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Two birds with one wax on, wax off. Clever!
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I had a robin peck constantly at one of my bathroom windows until I downloaded a large color photo of an owl and used yellow highlighter on the eyes. Gone! I kept a large owl decoy on my pool deck to keep the ducks from using it as a swimming hole/latrine. Not sure how this helps our S2000s but owls do keep other birds away.

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New wind deflector decal, owl!
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A $20 plastic owl with swivel action head strapped to my deck railing solved all of my bird issues.
come to think of it....haven't had a mouse in a while either.
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Fake black rubber snake. $1 each from walmart.
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