lol @ number plate frame. I have to admit I had them on my Calais from my Holden dealership until I was on an outback hwy and I hit what looked like a dove. One of those Grey ones with the little mow hawk looking thing on top. I went back to try and find it, to either help it or put it out of its misery, but I couldn't find it anywhere. For what ever reaon, this dove was not on the road, it was like it just flew down into my plate, outta no where. LOL Maybe it didnt like Plate frames and was attacking mine. Im a real animal lover, and my fav animal is birds. Normally I will Jam on the brakes if a bird gets too close. I'm sick of seeing all the dead ones on the sides of roads because ppl just assume they will move. During Autumn Birds are mostly trying to find their mates, so they have other things on their mind besides Safety from cars, and they cant perceive speed the same way we can. They also cant percieve mass and death the way we can. Then in spring (magpies especially are nest building and gathering extra food for young ones, and unfortunately Magpies fly at bumper height. All year rounf though you can see small insect eating birds chasing insects almost like an aerial dog fight. The last thing on their minds is cars. I know some neanderthalls think its cool to kill small animals, I think its cool not to. Then on top of that (particularly in cereal growing country) along hwy's you get birds that eat grains like rosellas, parrots and cockatoos congregating eating grains that have spilled from trucks. They aint thinking about cars much either. The point I am trying to make is that there is a bit of an urban myth around that birds wiul get out of the way. Its oinly true about 80% of the time. Try and bare in mind that you may not be just killing the bird. It may take days to die, and then if it has young in the nest they will die of starvation, which aint a nice death at all. Plus at 100 to 110 (or more on the race track) Birds can do quite a bit of damage. Like piercing you intercooler, or in my case beinding the **** out of my number plate. Anyway when I walked back to the car I could see exactly where the bird had hit. It hit my number plate. It bent it back inside the Front spoilers Radiator scoop. When I say bent, I mean it really bent it, with that it snapped the Number plate frame at the top and bottom almost perfectly on the center. Im glad though I had been meaning to get rid of them for ages, but have always had other things to do to the car. I am always checking out Dealer stickers and Plate frames to see where people are from. I realise its not guarantee, as those stickers and frames could be several owners old. Personally Id rather ppl not know where I am from he-he. They also can make your car that little more identifiable if you know what I mean.