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A bird has a crush on my truck...

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  1. Apr 21, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    RLHOK

    RLHOK [OP] Keeper of the smoke.

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    So for the last week I have noticed a cardinal that has been hanging around my truck a lot at home. Today when I got in to leave I heard a tapping sound from the rear glass.
    I looked and there it was tapping it’s beak on the glass. Here’s a few of the pics I got.
     
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  2. Apr 21, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    Black Wolf Addicted to petrified wood apparently

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    Guess this is next>>>>[​IMG]

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  3. Apr 21, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    Well open the window and let him in. Obviously he wants a ride.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    RLHOK [OP] Keeper of the smoke.

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    I was temped to do just that, tempted but knew better than to let a miniature dinosaur into my truck, LOL
     
  5. Apr 21, 2018 at 10:54 AM
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    Cool bird actually...
     
  6. Apr 21, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    They are attracted to my truck just in a different way.
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  7. Apr 21, 2018 at 11:14 AM
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    Thats not a cardinal
    Its a Inferno bird
     
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  8. Apr 21, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    Hate to say it but, pellet rifle... Same thing happened to my Dad and he emptied about 75% of the bird shot out of a .410 round. Took care of it but had the neighbors a little alarmed. In this day and age, yeah, pellet rifle.....
     
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  9. Apr 21, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    With the color of the bird it’s probably thinking-

     
  10. Apr 21, 2018 at 12:26 PM
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    Na not gonna off the bird, it has good taste lol
     
  11. Apr 21, 2018 at 1:04 PM
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    Besides..why would you want to blast in/out your windshield? Here is a good pellet gun....[​IMG]
     
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    Ok hold on here. Now the bird is hanging out under one of my grills/smokers. WTH.

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  14. Apr 21, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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    Don't piss off the birds....[​IMG]
     
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    And a few minutes ago I looked out the dining room window and the bird was looking in the window staring at me lol

    This is nuts
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I've had a bird making love to, and shiting all over my mirrors the last two years. Not sure why ...
     
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    landphil I can’t be serious.

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    Don’t wait ‘till it steals your truck.
     
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    landphil I can’t be serious.

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    That bird just wants to know were the pork went, so it can stop being angry.

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    I’ve had a few clients with Robins that due this in the spring. They often will not stop. I hate to tell you this but the bird will keep pecking and trying to fly through the glass. Often they due this until their beaks are bleeding. Last customer I had in the hill country finally had enough of the bird pecking the windows non stop. So they used the pellet gun. Sometime you can hang the plastic owl or hawk and that keeps the birds away from your truck or home.
     
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    "Those plastic owl/hawks are pretty effective if you can hang them nearby...."
     
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    I didn't say do it while it is perched on his windshield!
     
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    How Does a Fake Owl Work to Scare Birds Away?
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    There's no need to doubt that putting a fake owl in your yard will deter birds because a study has confirmed it. The study was conducted at Linfield College in Oregon, and it concluded that fake owls were effective bird deterrents but only for a limited time. The strategy works because owls are natural predators of songbirds. Cornell University also reports that plastic owls deter birds – specifically woodpeckers – but that deterrence lasts for only a few days.
     
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    Yep, and it's helps a lot if you move the fake owl/s every few days. We used them to keep birds from pillaging our cherry trees in Drain, Oregon....
     
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    I have a real owl at my house. Damn thing is loud at night.
     
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