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Old 05-23-2016, 09:08 AM   #1
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For the birds

Dear Robins,

Thanks for the 3-hour break down you owe me $470.03.

This is what happens if you sit too long with your air intake exposed.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:25 AM   #2
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I saw a Sparrow fly out of mine a couple of weeks ago, so I got under it and took it apart but luckily no nest. I saw the vent is steel and got some 1/8 plexiglas cut it the size of the vent, and cut the corners so it would sit flat and put magnetic tape on the edge. So far so good. The mag tape is strong enough to hold it but if I forget I think the first bump it will fall off. Hopefully I won't forget.

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Old 05-23-2016, 09:31 AM   #3
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I had to thank the mice for mine. On the car my wife drives she said it didn't have any power. When I checked the air box, pain in the butt on a VW, thay had built a wall across the intake. I was just lucky they did not eat through the air filter, I don't think the turbo runs well with grass in it.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:24 AM   #4
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I had problems with Carolina Wrens making nests in my old B3000 right under the air intake. More than once I was vacuuming moss and pine straw out of the air filter. I ended up stuffing the grill with deer netting during nesting season. It might have looked funny but it worked.
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:40 AM   #5
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Not quite sure what we would have done if eggs would have been layed.... but we had to remove the makings of a robin's nest at least 4 times while I was packing up to leave Raystown Lake on May 1st.
DW and I discussed why the birds would build a nest so open and close to the ground.

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Old 05-23-2016, 03:37 PM   #6
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I saw a Sparrow fly out of mine a couple of weeks ago, so I got under it and took it apart but luckily no nest. I saw the vent is steel and got some 1/8 plexiglas cut it the size of the vent, and cut the corners so it would sit flat and put magnetic tape on the edge. So far so good. The mag tape is strong enough to hold it but if I forget I think the first bump it will fall off. Hopefully I won't forget.

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I cut a piece of magnetic sheet that is used to cover heat registers.
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