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Old 04-18-2016, 03:35 PM   #1
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We always have woodpeckers around our sticks & stucco and they never bothered our coach ,or previous rvs. Fruit trees ,YES! Last week , they started attacking themselves in our mirrors. We hung white kitchen trash bags over mirrors and solved the problem. Has anyone had same problem, and other than the obvious , had another idea? bags work fine but DW says " eyesore"
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I did not have woodpeckers but a couple sparrows that found the side mirrors. Had to put a bag on them as the bird poop was killer. Then they found the chrome pipes on my Harley under the car port. . . . What a mess. Had to move the bike into the shed.
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Old 04-18-2016, 03:48 PM   #4
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We had a robin attacking himself in the living room windows. Tried plastic owl in front, silhouettes of owls and hawks in window but finally taped a garbage bag over the said window. Was not bad except for the bird **** he was trying to cover the "other" fellow in.

Duct tape might work but will leave a residue. Possibly painters tape but could be the same problem.

Best is the bag. Only going to be for a short time. Once they get past the hormones and start raising a family it should go away. Perhaps a neatly constructed cover of some sort. We have Christmas hats for the Christmas season. Perhaps something spring like?
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We have two sets of mirror covers. I have a really nice black set with a zipper that I use in campgrounds that protect the entire mirror head. When we get home, we have a cheaper set that are fitted, but just slide on. I don't use them to look cool, but to protect the chrome on the mirrors and to keep critters from nesting in them, especially the electric mirrors.
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Jekyll Island CG has had a problem for years with red birds attacking mirrors in the spring of the year. Plastic bag from a convenience store and rubber band or two takes care of that.
DW and 'eyesore'? Smaller bags wrapped tighter is all I can suggest there.
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Used a blow up owl at the lake house which worked great, until the Blue Jays attacked it!
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We had bags sewed up using a similar material as the awing. Ther. is a flea market in Donna,Tx. that has a booth that will sew them as well as awning screens etc:
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We had bluebirds that started on dh's truck mirrors. We covered them. Knew they'd move on to the rig. So they were covered. After that, they danced along the windshield wipers of the rv & the truck, the chrome on the front of the truck & pooped all along the way. DH even bought a toy snake & laid it on the hood of his truck. Mr Bluebird must have been in the mood to impress the lady as he picked it up & slung it away. Pretty impressive. We chased them away - flashing lights & poppers. What a mess they left behind.
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I'd love to find a solution. For years, at our S&B, we've had issues with a female cardinal attacking any shiny surface she can see herself in....mirrors, patio doors, windows, chrome trim, garden gazing balls...etc. We get about a 2 month period (mid-Nov to mid-Jan) that she's not doing it. I've tried everything I can find on the internet & nothing deters her...except socks, but they only fit on the car mirrors, can't cover an entire window/patio door with a sock. They live only about 3 years & this has been going on for well over that. I guess the original taught her babies. Yeesh!

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It's dang bluebirds here.... Pooping all over my mirrors.... A couple of Walmart sacks solver that for me...
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Lori ....

Try rubber snakes....
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Try rubber snakes....
Thanks. Did that for the patio door. If I just left the snake alone on the threshold, she figured out it wasn't real & after a day or 2, she'd stand on it & still peck at her reflection. I'd move or reposition it & she's be wary, again, for a day or 2 but then start back up again.

What worked the most was a bobble-head fake cat I sat in front of the door. I think because any breeze would make it seem real with the movement, but when there's no wind, she'd still peck at the window. Sometimes the flapping of her wings would make the cat head move & she'd fly away, but in the end it still wasn't much of a deterrent.

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I tried rubber snakes in the trees above our coach to scare the doves away. I put up three, wrapping them around the branches in different locations. Happy to say the amount of dove 'stuff' was greatly reduced. Last year there were 7 nests above the coach, this year none. Myth Busters = True
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