The benefits of rain
On the other hand, one of the advantages of getting caught in the heavy downpour yesterday was that most of the bird poop on the truck’s doors, and some of it on the mirrors, got washed off.
Why do I have bird poop on my truck doors and mirrors, you may well ask. Good question! I never knew that bluebirds were territorial, although I’ve had this problem with cardinals before. Mr. Bird, doing his assorted bird stuff, sees his reflection in the truck’s mirror and says, “Hey, that’s a nice lookin’ gent!” Then he realizes that said nice lookin’ gent is in his territory and lands on the truck door to express his objections. Mostly by pooping, apparently. Mr. Reflection is unimpressed; in fact he poops a bit himself. This puts a lot of stress on Mr. Bird, who makes the entirely reasonable decision to take out his frustration and aggression by attacking Mr. Reflection. Accompanied by more pooping, this time on the mirror. Lather, rinse, repeat, until I can’t see anything behind me.
So, there you are.