funky pigeon broke my wing mirror

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    and the word funky is masked swearing

    l went to Scotland at the weekend to visit mum first time l have seen her since September 2019 thanks to Covid restrictions on travel and for safety reasons

    well on Saturday night on a section of dual carriageway around Duns whilst traveling at 70mph l had a stupid pigeon hit the offside mirror of the car. it hit the mirror enough force to fold the mirror and it hit the drivers door window and made one hell of a bang. thankfully the window survived the impact and the mirror is mostly functioning as it should but the lens for the mirrors built in indicator lens is smashed and will need replacing

    looks like l can buy the indicator unit separate so may get one and attempt a diy repair
     
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    I had one fly into a window in the lounge the other day. That made a hell of of bang too and left a greasy imprint of the pigeon behind for me to marvel at. But the poor thing was ok, by the time I realised what had happened, it had flown off.


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    That is unlucky and annoying all rolled into one! They really are dozy birds, we have a families of Wood Pigeons around here, waddling around and flying into patio windows. I ended up having a personal vendetta against them when I reseeded them lawn, greedy funky bar stewards…… Mrs W said I was amusing to watch, jumping up and spraying them with a water gun.
     
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    Hope you manage a relatively simple DIY fix.
     
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    the one that hit my mirror was not flying anywhere after its close encounter with my car
     
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    Rats with wings in my book.....but apparently they are actually quite intelligent - Pigeon Intelligence & Achievements | Beauty of Birds
    However they still seem unable to see that 2 tons of metal hurtling toward them at 70mph!!

    Unlucky, hope you get it fixed at a reasonable cost....
     
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    @mach one i remember a similar thing happened to my old GT, broke the mirror glass and it was something like £300 to replace just the glass.
    How are you finding the 6?
     
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    l think l dodged the bullet with the mirror a new indicator should be under £100.00 hopefully

    The 640i 6GT X Drive is an awesome car and l am very happy with it

    it is a little thirsty but great fun to drive l did about 1000 miles at the weekend and made a few trips to the gas station where as the 530d would have been a full tank and a top up on the way home l still love it
     
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    did you manage to get a second hand mirror glass for that or was that another member l am thinking of
     
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    when we were heading up to Scotland from wales very early in the morning l did comment that there was an awful lot of pigeons about and they seemed to be congregating in small groups on the road

    and after the pigeon encounter the guy at the hotel we were staying at mentioned this incident

    not sure if the one that hit my mirror was a ringed bird but that could explain why there seems to be more pigeons about than we usually see around here


     
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    Yes, I think I found one for 80 quid on eBay. You have a good memory!
     
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    I don’t do the miles these days for a diesel, my Macan has only done 14k in 25 months. Both the kids have their own cars now, so something a little more thirsty would be ok. But I think a 640i is too big for two people. Maybe a 911 would fit the bill….
     
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    A man with similar tastes to my own. Maybe a Carrera 2S (y)
     
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