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The Psycho Robin From Hell!!!... Should I or Shouldn't I?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by AxemanVR, Apr 17, 2019 at 8:36 AM.

Is it time for Mr. Robin to meet its Maker?

  1. YES! Do it before it has a chance to reproduce!!!

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  2. NO! Don't you dare harm a single feather on its precious little head YOU MONSTER!!!

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  1. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    First off, this is all in good fun and I'm not really serious about the polling, so no haters please...

    Anyway... the other day I went out and found this on my car:

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    A deranged Robin is on the loose and is defiling every automobile in its sight. Here's the little villain on my neighbor's car:

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    He has since moved on to my other car and truck:

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    So it would seem that I have two choices...

    a) Embrace Mother Nature with Love and Understanding

    or

    b) Embrace Mother Nature with a Heartless, Ruthless Iron Fist!!!!

    Let's see what the consensus thinks...


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  2. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's not right.

    :D :D :D


    I really do not like birds, they are nasty. I mean I like them from a distance, but I don't want them on or near my stuff.

    I have to have every possible ledge blocked from them. I even have an inflatable owl in my garage, cuz they will sneak in and build nests.

    The only ledge I can't block ... on my back porch ... I have a big rubber snake laying on it. I do get a few kicks every so often when someone spots it and jumps.
     
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    Behave or I will have to send @montemerrick round to sort you out.
     
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    Crisco?
     
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  5. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    FYI...

    I have done some research and it seems that this behavior is not uncommon. Basically it's territorial and when the robin sees its own reflection it thinks it's seeing a rival bird and attempts to defend its territory.

    I have read where covering the area may break this pattern of behavior, so I will try that first (and hope it moves on to someone else's car) ;)

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    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

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    Once I watched a crow adjust its position on a branch overhanging my street to accurately drop a poop on my windshield as I passed underneath...and squawk in apparent celebration at the feat!

    I can't deny it a little fun, but seriously guys...I mean I'm the one putting food out for you in the frozen winter and water in the heat of summer...

    Come on!?!
     
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    Two years ago me and three collegues went for lunch by the docks, the weather was nice so we sat outside. Wh had just got our food, chicken stew when a seagull swept in, I could see it coming in from the left as it was lining up for the bomb run. There was no time to duck and cover...

    It managed to hit three of us and all four plates, impressive aim. Chicken stew smelling of rotten fish...

    I swear it did it on purpose, I guess it was hoping we'd leave the food and walk away.
     
  8. AxemanVR

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    LOL!!!

    Birds... You can't live with 'em and you can't have 'em for dinner...


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    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

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    Birds of any kind are only good for one thing.

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    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    We still talking about the feathered ones?
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It looks like you have a whole heard of Robbins … a trip to the quarter car wash and you will be fine .
     
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  12. AxemanVR

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    Hey now... this is a family thread...


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  13. amstratnut

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    There is an entire flock of super cute tiny ones that sit in a tree above our driveway. I park in the street now.
     
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    No...dont go to the car wash. Everybody knows a fresh washed car is a prime target for birds.
    Just call it a relic
     
  15. Lovnmesomestrat

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    Robin #1: Hey did you see that nice car that AxemanVR has?

    Robin #2: Yeah, I "spotted" it.

    LMSS
     
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    This. You can probably just cover the mirror with masking tape while it's parked.

    Happens to our car this time of year, but we live in the "mountains", and our car is a POS, so we don't sweat it ...
     
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    A lot of people don't know this but birds poop on people and their things on purpose, they know what they are doing.

    I once worked as a cook and I use to my break out the back door on the sidewalk.
    The pigeons would sit on a power line above the sidewalk and poop on people as they walked under, i even warned a woman once, she laughed walked under got pooped on, then got mad at me.

    No kidding they always pooped right when people walked under it, they were clearly doing it on purpose.
     
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    Are you parking under it's tree ?
     
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    My neighbor has a bird feeder and now our cars have a target on them.
     
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