Early Spring Break
Around this time every year we get an influx of robins coming in to gorge on the berries of the camphor trees [cinnamomum camphora
- an invasive non-native species]. The result is a bunch of noisy, obnoxious birds, slightly intoxicated, leaving dark purple splashes all over everything as the berries rapidly pass through their digestive tracks.
The first time people of a certain age see this annual ritual they think of the Alfred Hitchcock film, The Birds
An umbrella or easily cleaned wide brimmed hat is recommend, as well as a car cover.
Update: Mustang Bobby points out in comments that the American robin's scientific name is turdus migratorius. And people think scientists don't have a sense of humor.