RE:Audubon Callers....

Subject: RE:Audubon Callers....
From: "terry gourlay" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 01:27:28 +0000
Hello to all the Twiddlers and Tweakers,
At the risk of seeming tedious,I also found the Audubon caller useless.....However to reiterate,get a small piece of glass or mirrors,the scrap bin of a glazier will provide half a tonne of suitable cullett.....cut or get them to cut a small piece say 40 mm X 25mm one and a half inches by one inch smooth the edges,and corners on a bit of Sand Paper or a brick.....get a small piece of polystyrene packing say 20 mm cube,three quarters of an inch...moisten glass with saliva...strike a corner of the little cube on the mirror,by moving the cube around even breaking a small piece off with the finger nail,a rather satisfying chip chip chip can be produced imagine you are striking a it does not work all the time,but in spring in reasonable cover it will,you are actually providing a call similar to the alarm call of the Yellow Robin,the Forest Busy Body,having a strong sense of social justice...with a little patience in thick cover one may often be surprised with what comes out of the Woodwork.... Now the very cognicenti in this game will have a taped call.....Many years ago I noted the remarkable number of birds that came to the call of an angry Yellow Robin trapped in a mist net,I recorded this call and it really sucks them in....In spring the call of the Fan Tail,or Pallid Cuckoo is also effective....Good Tweaking...Terry Gourlay.

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