Took it to a friends brother who does all bodywork and paint jobs. Was £120 total, £90 of that was the part but yea I've not hit any thing before and think as it was on that bit it's kinda all different thicknesses of plastic, it the head was to go through one of the gaps it'll carry on going if it had hit one of the filled in hexagons it might not have done as much
The bird must of been hiding on the road not for you to have seen it.
I hate driving along and there is a pigeon in the road as they are stubborn and wont move, but my dad says to flash your headlights as that makes them move and it does work (most of the time.)
At least it didn't damage your car anymore than it did.
I had a similar problem with mine, though it was a falling bit of timber from an Artic that did for my front grille. I've been waiting for three weeks for a call back from the firm that owns the truck. Going to get some solicitors involved if they don't sort it soon.