Birds Keep Sh!tting on My Side Mirrors

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johnsmith9182

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No matter where I am or what time of day, birds keep landing on my side view mirrors and taking massive turds. It’s infuriating. I finish a wash and polish, clean up, go inside, and an hour later my mirrors look like a bird crap bombing range.

Does this happen to anyone else? Any ideas? I do have the towing mirrors, but would that matter? I’m honestly toying with the idea of covering them when not in use.
that is near my problem..but is the bed cover. i hate it.mirrors here n there.idk maybe its the color?
 

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No matter where I am or what time of day, birds keep landing on my side view mirrors and taking massive turds. It’s infuriating. I finish a wash and polish, clean up, go inside, and an hour later my mirrors look like a bird crap bombing range.

Does this happen to anyone else? Any ideas? I do have the towing mirrors, but would that matter? I’m honestly toying with the idea of covering them when not in use.
Fold them in. Bluebirds do that - they get excited seeing their image. It’ll pass in a few weeks.
 

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So it’s only been 2 days but operation “fold and pray” seems to be semi successful. The mirrors have stayed clean but my poor tonneau cover is now their version of White Sands Missle Test Range. I think this is a trade I’ll begrudgingly accept.

Does anyone know if it’s possible to have your side mirrors always fold in when the truck is in park? Or to make sure all windows (front, rear, back, and sunroof) close when parked or alarmed?
I have a Tazer DT that automatically fold my mirrors when I turn off the truck and unfolds them when I start. It also has many many other features that are useful. Here is the site link. Look for Tazer DT. https://www.zautomotive.com/
 

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Rubber snake, chuck it up on the roof when you get out and attach fishing line to it so you remember to pull it in when you leave. Birds do the same thing on my patio chairs. I have a rubber snake that looks real and an owl with a bobble head that bounces and turns in the wind = no birds.
 

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I had that issue when camping in South Carolina. Covered the mirrors but it didn't help, craped all over the truck. I would chase the bird off and it would return a short time later. I had a femail cardinal that would attack her reflection in the stainless steel part of my grill and also my mirrors. Good luck.
 

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I fold my mirrors when i am home & when i am parked in a parking lot, where the parking spaces are too narrow.

The birds out here, land on my bed rails & unload, except when they land in the Olive Tree or the Rain Gutter.
I almost wish the Cats & Weasel type animal,, ( ferret ), would return, i think it was someone's pet.
There were no birds around then :)
Just scratches on the Ram paint job :(
I have the same problem. My issue with folding in my mirrors is that I always forget to fold them back out before I leave work/home - and then I have to pull over somewhere to pop the passenger side back out (unless my wife is riding shotgun).

As for the bird crap versus cat/ferret scratches - sounds like a true Kobayashi Maru scenario!
 

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No matter where I am or what time of day, birds keep landing on my side view mirrors and taking massive turds. It’s infuriating. I finish a wash and polish, clean up, go inside, and an hour later my mirrors look like a bird crap bombing range.

Does this happen to anyone else? Any ideas? I do have the towing mirrors, but would that matter? I’m honestly toying with the idea of covering them when not in use.

Park it in your garage when at home.
 

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Hmmnn... I should consider opening a "Mirror Cat Rental" business...

Have cat, will travel!
 

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When i get out of my truck, as soon as my feet touch the ground,
I use my hand to press the E-brake pedal.
Then i press the drivers door Master Control Switch & Fold In the Mirrors & at that time, i press the Door Lock switch & check the window glass, to check that they are closed
 
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