readers have come to the rescue of our neighborhood,
which has been dodging the slings and arrows of an
outrageous robin on the make since the cold weather
began easing up a bit.
not slings and arrows, but enough birdie poop to leave
our cars looking rather yucky.
of course, realize the robin is looking for love, but
our cars qualify as all the wrong places.
Eleanor Yodis, Jerry Christie, and Karen Giordano merit
gratitude for their suggestions.
Christie: "As someone abused over several years by
a robin, and the subject of family jokes and humor, I
have found the solution to the robin sitting on my
mirrors and leaving deposits this time of year.
tried pushing the mirrors in, but the birds continue to
sit on them and leave their deposits. By placing plastic
bags with rubber bands over the mirrors, the robins will
stop sitting on the mirrors.
is an inconvenience, but works, but it takes about three
agrees, suggesting plastic bags from the supermarket.
has a suggestion that might work in the blueberry patch,
neighbor and I resorted to attaching Mylar balloons to
our side mirrors. It worked very well and was the least
expensive option to deter Mr. Robin.
all also work well from keeping birds out of our