Audubon Bird Call

$12.00

5/8" d x 2 1/2"
Birch, Metal & Powdered Rosin
Rhode Island, USA
THIS IS AN ONGOING ITEM!

Yes, we live in a city, and yes, that did not stop us from testing the call before deciding to include it in the collection. Now, I think you are wondering about the where and how. Well, we were on our fire escape and there was an old camping tent involved. (Did we create a bird watching bunker?...I'll never tell). As promised, the turn of the call and a little patience brought several birds to the tree outside our window; we have been hobby bird watchers ever since, albeit primarily from a fire escape. (NOTE! I am sure to not overuse it, as it can stress the birds out). In the 50's Roger Eddy was inspired after witnessing a hunter using a similar device in Northern Italy. What began as a family enterprise remains one today. Sometimes the squeak can stop, so each comes with a small powdered rosin filled capsule. Puncture the capsule with a pin and puff some of the powder into the spot where the wood and metal meet. It's friction, you see.