Cardinal ATTACK!

Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:27 pm

Ok, anybody else experiencing this kind of attack? It's the second time I've had my red truck attacked by stupid bird-brained male Cardinal. I think it represents some kind of super stimulus when it is time for the males to establish their matting territory. Damned bird tries to chase my truck away by crapping all over it. :mad: :mad:
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Once it sees itself in one of the mirrors or a reflexion in a window, he'll spend how ever long he wants trying to chase his reflexion away. Freak spits all over the place, craps on everything he can smear. Same thing happens at work. The Admin building and the building I'm in have mirrored windows. When the light is just right and he sees his reflexion, he'll spend all day at it if he doesn't find my truck! This crapping has been going on for five years now. Last year I think he bashed his brain in - finally - because it was the damn female doing it. This year, there's another male. The NFL could learn something by studying these crazy birds!
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:07 am

Note to self: "No Red Trucks!" :D
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:58 am

I think this must be why the Amish stay away from shiney stuff--damn birds :clap: toothy
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:21 am

Could be the water .....

It has strange effects on MA residents too. :D
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:34 pm

Well, he evened it out today. He pooped all over the driver's side today :shock: :mad:

    If they weren't so damn nice to look at ... ;)
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:35 pm

Is the truck kept in a barn ? My old boss had the dump trucks in the barn and all kinds of birds would peck the heck out of the rear view mirrors. Coincedence, his trucks were red also.
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:04 pm

Just curious, what kind of truck??
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:23 pm

freetown fred wrote:Just curious, what kind of truck??
Are you stating birds prefer one type of truck over another :lol: Dodge is for the birds if you asked me :lol: The dump trucks we had were a chevy and a ford, both were 350 or 3500 series, no difference between the bird's pecking order :D
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:43 pm

Silly bird :clap: toothy
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:26 pm

Try this, set a mouse trap on the hood or the top of the mirror and sprinkle a little bird seed on it. :chop:

Bk
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: 4tees On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:29 pm

I had the same exact problem with a cardinal and the side view mirrors of my BLUE F250. I would pull in the driveway and park and he would be at the sideview mirror before I even got out of the truck. Makes the mirror a smeared up mess!
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:19 pm

Hey Vig, he is attacking himself in the mirror. I have seen it happen many times in my drive. We have a large cardinal population. I know the chirp, chirp, chirp...Wakes me up in the morning! That's rural life in the country. :lol:
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:21 pm

freetown fred wrote:Just curious, what kind of truck??


I see something coming ...
    a F-150
      & I think it's more of the stuff that's on the side of my truck? :)

Nah, truck is outside for now.

Yes, he loves it. bird-brained pastime. Should be makin' eggs ;)

I've been tempted to get a big copy of the Cardinal's logo, you know, the big red cardinal head for the baseball team. I wonder if that wouldn't just scare him away?

bksaun wrote:Try this, set a mouse trap on the hood or the top of the mirror and sprinkle a little bird seed on it.

Bk


    Bk - it'd be sweeter reveng to put a little mirror on the trigger plate! :lol:
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:09 am

We had a cardnal attacking its own reflection in my daughter's bedroom window. He spent 3 years doing it, but just in the spring or early summer. He only used one window in the house. It must've been the most reflective, the way the sun hits it. Haven't seen him for years now. The bush in front of the window has grown up.
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Re: Cardinal ATTACK!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:20 am

OK, then I won't even go there. You're being traumatized enough. :roll2: toothy
VigIIPeaBurner wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Just curious, what kind of truck??


I see something coming ...
    a F-150
      & I think it's more of the stuff that's on the side of my truck? :)

Nah, truck is outside for now.

Yes, he loves it. bird-brained pastime. Should be makin' eggs ;)

I've been tempted to get a big copy of the Cardinal's logo, you know, the big red cardinal head for the baseball team. I wonder if that wouldn't just scare him away?

bksaun wrote:Try this, set a mouse trap on the hood or the top of the mirror and sprinkle a little bird seed on it.

Bk


    Bk - it'd be sweeter reveng to put a little mirror on the trigger plate! :lol:
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