How do I Keep Blue Birds From Fighting With My Car Mirror?

Blue birds are very territorial birds.
Blue birds are very territorial birds. (Image: blue bird image by MAURO PIACENTINI from

Birds have the instinct to fight off potential enemies, which can sometimes influence your daily life. Blue Birds are especially territorial and will commonly fly toward reflective surfaces like windows and car mirrors in hopes of attacking an enemy, which happens to be its own reflection. Take action to protect both your car's mirror and the bird.

Things You'll Need

  • Transparent bird silhouette
  • Bird feeder
  • Bird food
  • Plastic bag
  • Rubber band

Shop at your local bird store and look for a transparent sticker of a bird outline. Ask for an ultraviolet sticker if they have one, because these stickers can be seen by birds, but will not affect you when your driving. Place this sticker on the car's window, near the mirror to frighten the Blue Bird away.

Place a plastic shopping bag over both side mirrors and secure it with a rubber band. This way, the bird will not be able to see its reflection and will not be drawn to fighting its reflection. The rubber band and plastic bag will not harm your car, regardless of the weather.

Place a bird feeder a good distance away from your car. This will encourage the Blue Bird from flying near your car because he will be more interested in the food.

Park in the shade. Occasionally, birds will try to fly into bright or reflective areas. To prevent this, park somewhere to make sure that the reflective spaces on your car do not reflect enough light to entice a Blue Bird. Just make sure both your mirrors are covered completely in shade.

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