Audubon Bird Caller

Subject: Audubon Bird Caller
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Tue, 07 May 2013 21:06:17 +1000
Some pine trees weep lumps of sap which is really resin. If fully dry this can be crumbled to powder and used as rosin for an Audubon Bird Caller. You don't need much. My ABC got crushed in a car door. I used to use it - quite effective on small birds providing you don't mimic alarm calls. I didn't replace it, because when using binocs I never have a spare hand, and the minute gap between my front teeth produces quite convincing squeaks.

Anthea Fleming

On 7/05/2013 8:08 PM, Gemfyre wrote:
They work really well for getting the attention of little birds like fairy-wrens and honeyeaters. Mine also attracted the feral squirrels at Perth Zoo. I went through two of the things (both fell apart) and now I just use my lips to make a pishy sound, works the same.

Carb soda works just as well as rosin, and is a lot easier to come by.

Greenmount, Perth

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