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So I am in my kitchen and I look out the window and there are a few sparrows hopping around my car. Then they are joined by some more of their cohorts....I would say there were maybe 8-10 of them at that point....

I think this is a little odd so I watch when some of them start hopping onto my rims, standing on the lip of the deep dish flapping their wings to keep their balance I assume. One of them even went into the wheel well and was sitting on the top of the tire. While this is going on some of the others are hovering in the air around the exterior like they are looking at themselves in a mirror or something.

Then one sits on the fender and another takes his/her perch on my convertible top. I should have gone out sooner to shoo them away but I was so perplexed at this whole scene I watched for a few minutes....

But then I thought the one that had hunkered down on my convertible top was starting to peck it and that was it....lol. It didn't actually peck it because I checked where he was, so I think he just probably picked up a piece of grass or something that was there.

Has anyone seen anything like this before ??? What would cause them behave like that ? Could it be that they were seeing their reflections in the rims and the paint ?

I am dumbfounded on this one....
 

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Yep, sounds like reflections, especially the one on the rim flapping his/her wings. Guess they want to mate with your stang:headscratch:
 

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Clearly they're attracted to ugly cars. :gringreen
Then yours must look like a scene out of that Hitchcock movie "The Birds".

HA ! :nogrinner
 

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I guess I deserved that one. :hihi: That sure is odd though. I guess when your brain is the size of a pea, you're amused by simple things (the birds, not you :gringreen)
LMAO....good thing I read the rest of that line.
 
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That's cute, Gary!!! No video!?!?! Bad bird daddy! :D :laugh:

I agree, I think they were swooning your rims! We have finches here, they're really quite amusing - hovering around my car, NO. :nono: :D

Hey, Mark ever bugs you - you can say "At least my ugly Mustang runs...." :laugh:
 

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Has anyone seen anything like this before ??? What would cause them behave like that ? Could it be that they were seeing their reflections in the rims and the paint ?

I am dumbfounded on this one....
As I was unloading my luggage in a hotel parking lot during a road trip a few months back, I noticed a sparrow hopping around on my bumper. It was very interested in something in the grill area. So I watched it for a minute to see what the attraction was. The little bird was picking at the remains of the numerous flying insects which had accumulated over the last 500 miles.
Perhaps there was some bug meat on your car they wanted to help themselves to.
 

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That's cute, Gary!!! No video!?!?! Bad bird daddy! :D :laugh:

I agree, I think they were swooning your rims! We have finches here, they're really quite amusing - hovering around my car, NO. :nono: :D

Hey, Mark ever bugs you - you can say "At least my ugly Mustang runs...." :laugh:
Yeah, but just think of all the miles I'm saving! :D
 

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Hey, Mark ever bugs you - you can say "At least my ugly Mustang runs...." :laugh:
Feel the burn.


Yup they love seeing themselves in shiny things.

I had a mouse nest in my hood liner. :so
 

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We had a similar issue, but with crows. They would sit on the mirrors of the car and peck at them. Did not matter if it was my husbands truck, or my Explorer ( I did not have the Mustang yet).
We tried chasing them away..no luck, they came back. Then one of my neighbors, came out one morning to find that his drivers side mirrow was cracked. He had also seen crows looking at themselves in it!!
After another few days of chasing them away, we cut up an old rubber floor mat and attached it to the mirrors with a piece of wire. that way they could not see themselves and we could slip the "cover" on and off easily.
The crows showed up, but finally stopped after a few days.
---- I think they got the message. and we stopped covering them and it has been OK since!
 

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After I wash my car, the crows and magpies walk around it in circles. They walk, stop, turn, spread their wings and hold them out, squawk and continue walking slowly around the car.

They don't peck (luckily for them) but they are fascinated by their black reflection in the black paint, apparently. The magpies make a show of opening their wings and also looking at themselves sideways.

Like they are thinking "Damn I'm hot. That's it, I'm going out tonight."

I never see the littler birds paying any attention.
 

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lol that sounds like my car but with bees.

i had up to 8 bees on my hood holding on with all their might on my stripes when i was going 60!!!

i was like WTH?!?!
why wont they fall off.
 

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lol definitely sounds like a scene out of "The Birds" :laugh:
 

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On a vaguely related note, the other day I walked out on the back porch just in time to see a Red Tail hawk pick a smaller bird (didn't get a chance to see what kind it was) out of the air about 15 feet away from me. I kinda sat there a moment thinking, "did I really just see that?".
 

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On a vaguely related note, the other day I walked out on the back porch just in time to see a Red Tail hawk pick a smaller bird (didn't get a chance to see what kind it was) out of the air about 15 feet away from me. I kinda sat there a moment thinking, "did I really just see that?".
Wait till you see them grab rabbits and cats. we have them around the airport, they sit on the tall lamp posts in "observation mode" and on a few occasions going to work I've seen them swoop down and pluck rabbits and cats from the grassy areas neazr the roads...now thats impressive.:happyhapp
 
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