What about a plastic/ rubber snake, or a fake owl.? Ive seen both to discourage birds.
- or break out the red rider- just kidding, I know they are probably protected and I wouldn't want ti shoot my camper with one anyway!
Here's an update. We hung sliver/red mylar strips all over the place and put a plastic owl out there too. Need to hang it up in a tree tomorrow so it swings around like it's flying. Took a walk around the woods trying to find it and didn't see any signs of it. If I do it will be time to try some techniques to permanently get rid of it. I did find some small marks on the rubber gasket around the window. Nothing serious, but disappointing. We're moving the rig this Friday for winter storage, but I'll still be watching for it around the house. Thanks for all the feedback.
Must be related too the Cardinal that pecks on our Rearview Mirrors if we pull the vehicles outside. They also like (Shiny) parts,bumper,grill,and trim rings! They peck long enough to leave (Blood) on the area where they Peck! Youroo!!
We camped twice in Indian Cave SP. NE with a MH. Both times a Cardinal loved our large rear view mirrors as they were chrome plated. But he (or she) was not strong enough to damage anything. Never had an issue with Woodpeckers. But you never know.
Here's another update. Still no woodpecker around the 5er or the house. I think the mylar strip hanging all over the place did it. I hear it out in the woods pecking away at trees, but nowhere around where it can do damage.
I had the same problem with nuthatches banging on my rearview mirrors and had to cover them with a rag. If he is near a window he is probably seeing his reflection. Then thinking there is another woodpecker invading his territory. If he perches on the same spot they make some goop in a tube it is just some sticky gel the birds do not like I had to use that when they were making nests in the dryer vent. It worked.