Crows attacking cars. How to deal with?
I think it’s unlikely to be because of their own reflections, I’m assuming they haven’t also started attacking puddles.
IME crows will repeatedly stab their perches woodpecker style when frustrated and/or angry, no idea why – it seems such a human reaction. I suspect that what they are doing to cars is along those lines, they possibly also enjoy the noise it makes. They also are attracted to shiny objects and will repeatedly stab something if they’re not sure what it is – possibly to see how it reacts.
Crows are frighteningly intelligent creatures so normal typical-bird related explanations are not always appropriate.
Sorry none of this helps you with your problem and I can’t offer a solution, although I would be surprised if this behaviour persisted – I would expect them to soon get bored with it and find something else to occupy their very unbirdlike brains.Posted 3 years agobenzMember
Couple of presumably adolescent crows have started attacking cars in our street.
They seem to prefer the black shiny ones…presumably due to their own reflections.
So…anyone any ideas on how to dissuade said crows from this?
I remember the old days when I could have walked into local hardware shop and bought an air rifle and simply shot them. However, those days have long gone and I’d prefer to avoid having various Heckler & Koch weapons being pointed at me….
Thanks in advance for what I imagine will be an interesting series of responses….Posted 3 years agosenickMember
Have a whip round car owners & buy a £10 mirror from Argos
Give them something else to look at / admire themselves in /peck at ?
If theyre very intelligent maybe theyre jealous – larger whip round – buy them them their own car ?
Nothing flash, little black run around, but tell them they have to pay for their own lessons..
Long shotPosted 3 years agoreluctantwrinklyMember
it’s not only crows you have to look out for- we once set up our caravan in a small farm site with sheep around-one old sheep walked past my newly cleaned car-took a double take at it’s reflection in the car door and promptly butted it—-twicePosted 3 years ago
moved on then—–pondoMember
Do you happen to know a falconer or anyone with a bird of prey that could fly around a bit. Saw this being used to remove seagulls last week.
Crows will just mock a bird of prey and drive it off, I don’t think they’re bothered by them.
Is my favourite, although there’s some good work in this thread! 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Once they leave ill remove the next and block the chimney with chicken wire.
That should make a perfect foundation for next years nest :-). Chat you your local chimney sweep about something properly crow proof, local populations of crows learn the trick of overcoming certain deterrents so you need a solution that works locally to youPosted 3 years ago
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