Anyone else managed to hit a bird with their windscreen?
If you're going to do it, do it properly. Barrelling down the middle lane of the M6 in a Transit cab (no body on the back, I was delivering it to a coachworks to be built), when cool as you like three swans come winging their way across the carriageway in "Hilda Ogden's ducks" formation. I kind of ignored them because I figured they'd get out of the way as birds are wont to do, and in any case there wasn't a lot of evading I could have done.
They got closer on their intercept course and I was thinking "any second now they'll change course... any moment now... " *badoom* as the lead swan brained itself on the windscreen, front and centre in my line of vision, before disappearing off over the roof.
Somewhat taken aback myself, I looked in the wing (ho ho!) mirror to assess the damage, and saw the three swans flying off into the distance, the front one looking slightly askew and a bit punch-drunk.
Thick-skulled buggers, swans.