A bird’s eye view.

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Tora! Tora! Tora!

This is what it’s all about. Google clearly illustrates the wheres and where-nots of Parking in Stevenage. The green shapes are trees. As you can see, the cars on the far right are clear of all arboricultural threats, vulnerable only to ‘fly-by’ attacks. Look to the left though and you’ll see Birdlime Country. If you value your paintwork or fingernails (see previous posts) avoid if at all possible.

Pole position.

Early starts mean an opportunity for a prime spot in Swingate and today offered me the nearest spot to the station. This should get me home a full 39 seconds earlier than if I’d parked up the other end. I must text my wife and urge her to put the supper on a little earlier this evening.

What a considerate husband I am.

My ride waiting patiently for me at the station.

My ride waiting patiently for me at the station.

Poo watch – update.

Monday: all clear.
Tuesday: all clear.
Wednesday: all clear – had an early start to had my pick of spaces away from over hanging trees.
Thursday: a false dawn. 5 separate craps. One in the shape of a question mark and others almost transparent – bird wee?
Friday: Negligible – nothing new. Thursday was when all the damage was done, focused on the top right corner of my rear windscreen (under some overhanging branches).

Summary: I was surprised to get away so lightly to be honest. Some days I got lucky and then there was Birdlime Thursday…

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Poo watch.

An experiment. Take one newly cleaned Ford Focus and park it in Swingate for 5 days. A different space every day. How will it fare? Will it escape the attention of the birds and their overactive arses? Only time and birdlime will tell.

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