Anyone Have Birds Hit Their Windshield?

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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I was driving through Kentucky today, maxed out against the governor and as I went under a bridge I saw a flock of pigeons start toward my truck, probably a dozen or so. I had at least 3 hit the windshield and maybe one or two hit the cab above that. Let me say, luckily they werent big enough to break the windshield (or maybe I just got lucky) but it scared the crap outta my dog sleeping in the passenger seat. Other than the mess from innards, did you know a pigeon hit leaves a silvery blue sheen where they hit, I guess from the feathers, the same color as the birds...weird. If you can see the three whitish looking spots, that's it. Thats my first multi-bird hit. Anyone have a broken windshield from birds or are they not big enough to cause breakage?

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Nope haven't been hit by flock of birds.....Did befriend a seagull in Oregon.Eating my fries, tossing out a few to them. suddenly seagulls everywhere around us......I flew up onto the hood near windshield passenger side where I sat. I would toss out a fry,and he caught em like a dog hahahaha. Driving off he would not fly away kept staring at me like "Hey I want more!" finally at the driveway exit he got off the hood lol was funny as heck. Co says hmmmm looks like you adopted the gull

Jamie's Comment
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I've hit at least 20 birds in the last 3 or so months. They really seem to love flying out in front of my truck going up to North Dakota from North Platte,.NE.

Thankfully, they are small birds. Only one put a small crack in my windshield.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I had locusts swarm into me, then the dead bodies baked onto the glass and had to be powerwashed off. I also had an owl fly into the side of the trailer... not good for the owl nor the reefer.

that is crazy in your picture..... glad you lived to tell about it

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PJ's Comment
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I had a buzzard fly straight at me and got caught in the left mirror arm. He was stuck in there looking at me. I was wondering how to get him out, he was still alive. I pulled onto the shoulder and as I came to a stop he fell out and I drove away. He hit it hard enough to bend the bracket. When I told the mechanics what happened they said, yeah ok. To this day I don’t think they believed it. Buzzards blink their eyes and are very ugly creatures.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I haven't had birds make impact with the windshield but I've had probably 4 bats in the last month ding off the top of the cab. Also about a month ago 30 miles north of KC I had what I believe was an owl swoop in front of me about 2am. Only clue of hitting something was an a ton of feathers flying loosely across my windshield

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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Check out this Fowl story...

Turkey Gone Foul

Dan67's Comment
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No birds yet, Had a few bats hit the air deflector on the day cab and 1 deer run into the side of my trailer this morning. Broke the side marker light and one of the mounting bracket for the side underflow shield. My trailer ran over it, took off my fight side trailer mud flap. All kinds of nasty. I start my shift at 3am, so I scan the roads for wildlife religiously.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

PackRat's Comment
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I was in upstate NY driving around Lake Ontario. Flocks of seagulls near the lake, swooping and darting on the wind. A tour bus hit one that flew too low, sending it into my lane. "Thump-thump-thump."

Auggie69's Comment
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I was driving through Kentucky today, maxed out against the governor and as I went under a bridge I saw a flock of pigeons start toward my truck, probably a dozen or so. I had at least 3 hit the windshield and maybe one or two hit the cab above that. Let me say, luckily they werent big enough to break the windshield (or maybe I just got lucky) but it scared the crap outta my dog sleeping in the passenger seat. Other than the mess from innards, did you know a pigeon hit leaves a silvery blue sheen where they hit, I guess from the feathers, the same color as the birds...weird. If you can see the three whitish looking spots, that's it. Thats my first multi-bird hit. Anyone have a broken windshield from birds or are they not big enough to cause breakage?

I had a turkey fly out and hit between my cab and trailer. SOB sat back there for a few minutes while I was driving making all kinds of racket. Scared the s*** out of me as I had NO idea what it was at the time.

Doing a local route, I finally stopped at my next delivery and this SOB just jumped off a proud as you please and ran off into the woods.

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