TikTokker not Allowed to Drive His Car after Protected Dove Makes Nest on the Windshield

TikTokker not Allowed to Drive His Car after Protected Dove Makes Nest on the Windshield

After a bird of a protected species of pigeon landed on the windshield, a man was unable to move his car and decided that it seemed like a great place to build a nest. Hero_JP, a TikTok user, was returning to an underground garage when he overtook his car yesterday. He had expected that part, but the car was a surprise in store for him, it now serves as a tree in both function and stinginess. A dove made its home in the windshield, and unfortunately for the driver, this particular dove is protected by the bird law; More specifically, the Migratory Bird Agreement Act [MBTA].

“Okay please ignore the dirty car,” he said in the video titled “WHAT do me” as he reached the car. “What do I do now? Am I driving?” He tried to argue with the bird, telling him that he had a place to stay and was hungry, but the bird sat in the car without pressure by his appeal. Eventually, he decided to move slowly in an attempt to persuade the bird to move, which it did. But when he looked inside the nest he saw that the bird had already laid an egg.

He then apparently felt guilty as hell and parked exactly where he was to encourage the bird to come back. He even dropped a cardboard box into the mix to sweeten the deal. There were plans to move the housing box to the floor, but that didn’t work either. The bird kept returning to the car, so he put the box in the car and called the local wildlife and rescuer, who told him that “once it lays an egg, the barbs are collectively protected, so I can’t move it.”  So, his car is now effectively a tree. 

“I like birb better,” commented one user. “But isn’t it just mourning pigeons? They’re not endangered so what’s the difference? I mean you’ll at least be able to move it.” Hero_JP quoted the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as saying: “Most bird nests are protected under the MBTA. There are older birds that still depend on the nest for survival. “