Bird whistlers... any good?

To: Jacqui & Rob <>, "" <>
Subject: Bird whistlers... any good?
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2004 20:51:11 +1100
Jacqui & Rob wrote:
> They can be quite dangerous to use as Scrubwrens and Brown Thornbills
> seem to want to charge straight out at you, so keep your wits about
> you. Fancy being threatened by such small species!!     BOCA certainly
> discourages overuse of them to avoid distress to birds.
> Does anyone know what to do to regain the squeak when all the resin is
> used up ???
> Jacqui Sheppard
> -Mine ran out of squeak at Cocopara NP. I had of course lost the tiny tube of 
> refill which came with the caller. I found some really dried out resin on a 
> cypress-pine and crumbled it into the centre hollow. Worked well. I have also 
> used  resin from a radiata pine. It must be really dry, not sticky.
  Alternately you could try mugging a violinist or some other classical
string-player..You don't need much at all.
Anthea Fleming
Ivanhoe Vic.
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