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Discussion in 'Model S' started by kalithedog, Jun 5, 2014.
It happens every morning. Same bird.
I wonder why?
Clearly the bird does not have enough aluminum in its diet.
lol... I saw a bird doing that to his reflection in a shiny hubcap on a VW Bug years ago.
There's a small shiny chrome strip down there...
Ah, the reflection
Birding Is Fun!: Birds Attacking Cars
When I was in high school, I had a basement bedroom, and there was a window in the room with a decorative? (Ugly!) Fence on the other side. Every morning for a couple months a bird would sit on the fence and repeatedly fly into my window at as steady pace for at least an hour. Just smack into the middle of the window again and again. Of course it would start doing this shortly before my alarm was scheduled to go off. I stopped needing an alarm clock.
My wife parks every Tuesday to play tennis at a private court and ever time she comes home there is bird poop on the rear view mirrors. They must love the chrome and reflection.
Yawn. Once I owned a Black Pontiac Solstice and while visiting Gualala, my car was pecked by two wild turkeys! I kept the car highly shined and I'm sure the mirror reflectiveness of it made the turkeys think they were attacking other non-friendly turkeys. Is this relevant to the Model S? Both cars were designed by... Franz von Holzhausen! Seems that birds hate his design. Maybe they are jealous of the air dynamics? Anyhow, since it was two turkeys I could only chase off one at a time. Now I know if I'm going to Gualala, I bring a car cover!
Anyhow, lucky that the pecking buffed out. I would not want to make an insurance claim on that.
Audubon checking in here:
That bird is Edisonius jealousonius; others in the literature observed sharing similar habit have included Krysler obsoleticus, Generalus motorincompoopus, Merkedesus benzendrinum, and Volvo volvulus. Doubtless there are others that soon will be added to the list.
Are you sure it's not a Fiskerious Inflagratis?
The bird must work for an auto dealership.
Op, I have the EXACT same thing happen to my car by one particular bird... It could be a video that I took.. Anyone know why the bird is attracted to the rear underbody? I also have a black model s.
I put a 'ultrasonic' rodent repellent a few feet behind a rear wheel, and it works well against the bird.
A peahen in Florida irritated about a non-Tesla.
Thanks for the info, now I will discard my crazy idea of doing a total chrome-mirror wrap of my model S - imagine how many birds that would attract!
Latin scholars...they ALWAYS want to show off! SHEESH!!! :tongue:
Use the phone app to honk the horn, do it a couple times and it'll scare the bird away.
It's just intrigued by the lack of an exhaust pipe.
The bird is looking for a tailpipe to crawl into and nest.
A bunch of years ago, while sitting at an outdoor table at a cafe in Athens, I saw a dog chase every Smart Car that drove by - only Smart Cars.