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Today I managed to get a photo of what has been making a mess on the side of my car!

All along on the bottom of the passenger window, all over the top of the wing mirror and on the wing mirror it’s self. It is covered in bird poop.

What is happening is a ‘Pied Wagtail’ is in love with it’s self he/she ( you cannot tell male from female in this species ) lands on the top of the mirror, poops! walks through it, then it is jumping off onto the rubber trim at the bottom of the window then onto the bottom of the wing mirror and talks to it’s self in the mirror, getting pretty excited I might add. Then back on to the top of the mirror & starts all over again. I have heard of Robin’s & Blue Tit's being fascinated with mirrors. But this little guy it at it all day long! The side of my car is a total mess by the end of the day.

Wonderful to watch, but having to wash the side my car every day is getting to be a drag. I hope another Wagtail turns up soon then maybe it will leave my car alone...










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snailbones From: snailbones Date: November 5th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is so cute! Amazing that you managed to photo it too - they generally vanish as soon as you pick up a camera *g*
justmej From: justmej Date: November 7th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
This little guy is not at all shy, he usually sits there till I am about to the car. Just pleased he's not a really big bird.
chriselora55 From: chriselora55 Date: November 5th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it amazing how such a small bird can be so messy!
Your photographs are really good.

I hope your bird finds a partner soon.

Thank you for sharing.
justmej From: justmej Date: November 7th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have lived here for 8 years and always had Wagtails around, don't know why they now like looking in the mirror.He had a friend with him today.
starwatcher307 From: starwatcher307 Date: November 5th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Idea!

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You sew. Why not make a little "mirror bootie" for each one? Slip them on when you leave the car, take them off for driving. (Of course.) If he can't see his reflection, your car should remain un-pooped on.

But he is cute, and those are nice pics. *g*
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justmej From: justmej Date: November 7th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Idea!

I will really have to start covering them up. Had two here today using the mirror's on both sides of the car.
angelvette67 From: angelvette67 Date: November 5th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
He does look cute, though as you say having to clean his mess every day is annoying :) I have a couple of sparrows who love to sit on the phone cables that run along the front of my house and they decorate my front door almost every day. Love the birds, but hate the mess!
justmej From: justmej Date: November 7th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love birds as well, but hate the mess they can make.
betagoddess From: betagoddess Date: November 5th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's so cute! But now that the novelty has worn off, I think I'd just stick an opaque bag over it when not using the car! LOL!
justmej From: justmej Date: November 7th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Think your right! Once I get the car washed I will cover them up. He is fun to watch, but now he is bring his friends along as well. That's just to much.
betagoddess From: betagoddess Date: November 7th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yikes! Too much for sure! =>}
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