Bird Hat!

Check out this fantastic hat, made of felt with a little birds-nest hole in it, complete with bird! There's a magnet in the bird and the nest area to keep it from falling out accidentally. I love this.

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skating birds!?!?!

My bird has been ripping off some major air and I got some pics of them in action.1. big air2.dropping in3.180* FS grab 4 spine killer.

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Birding Instructable!!!

Hey this Instructable should help anyone make their yard a bird haven. Please rate!Instructable: Tips For The Avid birderBe sure to visit my group: Birding Unlimited

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Species of Bird?

This bird has been flying around lately and today it landed on the top of my house. I snapped a few pictures. I know it's a bird of prey but can anyone name the genus or species? I think it's a falcon, but I'm not too into birds. Thanks!

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bird robot

I am building a bird robot and would like to know who builds an audio producing device so that when the bird opens its mouth noise is produced,the wider the mouth opens the louder the noise. thank you Ron

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bird launcher?

I need to make a homemade bird launcher (since i cant afford 200 dollar profesh ones.) all it has to do is make anything from a coin to a bird decoy at least 5 feet in the air.... anyone know of a good ible or web site that shows how to make one?

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bird box camera

Please can anyone help I have a bird box and would like to put a camera in is there anyway with out buying a new bird box.

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what kind of bird is this? Answered

I saw it in shouthern quebec

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Bird Hunting Help

So I've been hunting small birds with a really nice skewer gun I've made recently, It's fairly accurate and there's plenty of birds around, but I need help learning how to get close enough to shoot, what time of day is best to go any tips you've got. Also if anyone has a good Instructable for making a bird snare that would help allot to. The birds I'm hunting could fit easily in a 1 by 1 foot box so that size and smaller is what I'm dealing with. BTW this i my first post.

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Bird scarer - with noise

I'm looking for any ways of building a repurposed material bird scarer. Not a visual scare (scarecrow, CDs/foil, silhouette) but something that makes a bit of noise. I know a keen allotment owner who has purchased an air gun to shot into the air and scare parakeets ! He would hate to actually hurt a bird - and I feel there has to be a better way. Rattles - tape recorders that can be set outside, wind powered stuff ? Anything that might stop my friend eventually hurting himself (I'm also concerned about the effect air gun pellets could have on the soil). Thanks for any suggestions. Victoria J

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New Birding Group!

I just started a new birding group so if you are a birder be sure to join.

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Feed The Birds Day

"Feed the Birds Day" is, oddly, two days - the weekend of 25th and 26th October 2008.All around the UK, RSPB volunteers will be holding events where the public can learn what to feed garden and wild birds, how to do it properly, and why it is important.You, too, no matter where you are reading this, should be doing your part for your local birdlife, since bird species around the planet are plunging in numbers at a frankly horrifying rate.Follow one of the existing projects, create your own bird-feeding Instructable, or just feed the birds, but every contribution will help.Did you know that a typical nest full of sparrow-sized birds will need anywhere between 10,000 and 50,000 feeds of insects to make it as far as fledging?RSPB Feed the Birds DayWhat, how and when to feed

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Vasaline on bird feeders?

Many of my friends say that they use vasaline on there bird feeder perches to keep the squirrels off, but I don't know if it would work what do you guys think?

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Tooth Pick Bird?

I entered all of the information and pictures after every step and saved my work with your program. What happened to it or how can I find it?

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my bird just flew away.pleeeeaaaaasssssseeee help?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Answered

It was a blue parakeet. I also have a green parakeet they were both close. my older brother tried to get the birds to put them in their cage but left the room door open. please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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how to build nest box for pigeons?

I need to know how to build a nest box for breeding pigeons can someone help? And i think my neibor might be a vampire.

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I got comments on https://www.instructables.com/id/Feader-semi-automatic/

  ..." I've added to your ke-words to make the project show up in more searches, but you are stuck with the original url, unless you can talk one of the admins into changing it for you. ..... Admin can you change my URL?

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bird made from a drinking straw

I saw a bird made from a drinking straw . Anybody know where to find it? I searched in art and craft here ands didn't find it.

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artificial bird....someone can help me?

Hi guys! I would like to build a decorative fake  bird with head, beak, feathers and feet. can  you suggest  tutorials? Thanks!

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Does anyone know the name of this bird? (See Description) Answered

I saw a bird about the size of a robin hopping around in the underbrush. It was black, with white patches on its body. It also had a orange-red stomach, like a robin. What really confused me was that there was a crest, or birdy mohawk on its head. What species of bird it this?

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how do I put a microphone at a bird feeder and listen in the house?

This would be very similar to a baby monitor.  Is there a way to transmit the signal from outside to inside the house?

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how do i keep birds away from pooping in my backyard/courtyard? Scarecrow or bird deterent?

How do i keep birds away from pooping in my backyard/courtyard? Scarecrow or bird deterent? Thank you in adavance for anyones help. I am constantly cleaning outside.

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HI EVERY 1!! This is my 1st question Which type of bird would u suggest that I get & is not costly?

A colorful bird would be nice?? How big should I get th cage?? I have a studio style apartment

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Birdwatchers' group

In light of recent avatar-fashions, I decided to start a new group.Feel free to join, but beware that membership is moderated.

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How do I cut felt to cover 6" styrofoam ball?

I need to cover a 6" styrofoam ball with a piece of felt 8" X 11". How do I cut the felt; what glue do I use to glue it on?

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help with stuffing my pheasant help help!!!!!!!!!!feg?

Hi i have a pheasant i am trying (my 1st attempt)to stuff,i have folloed the instructions on here,but i think i have done it wrong,1st,i had it covered with rock salt for two weeks,then i have put a huge amount of borax in it for two days now,is this ok?or have i blunndered?please H E L P,feg

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Can you see the strings? ("Yes")

You may have seen on the news that a Dutch chap claims to have flown under his own power from a standing start. Watch the video... I don't buy it - I think that... those wings beat too quickly to generate enough lift (compare to the beat-rate of much smaller swans, eagles and condors) the wing membranes don't show enough sign of being under load - they're too loose and flappy. the wings look the same on the down- and up-strokes the upstroke should push him down, because the membrane doesn't close up like a bat's wing, or let air through like a bird's wing. In fact, I reckon he's on strings. What do you think? UPDATE Thanks to those comments from The Usual Suspects - so it's a fake after all. I ought to point out, as well, that the BBC had been reporting this on their website as well, but the story has mysteriously disappeared in the last few minutes (I didn't provide the BBC link, since most non-UK readers are able to see video on their site).

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The Daily Birder

   Hey guys! I'm starting a new blog devoted to birding and attracting birds to your backyard. So check it out at: http://thedailybirder.wordpress.com/.

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Brandon Bird on the High Sea

This is a post that goes out to anyone who appreciates anything:Brandon Bird High Seas-I hope you like itBG

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bird feeder / birdbox alternatives?

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for any sort of animal feeders and/or houses? I've seen such things as bat boxes at different places which provide a home for bats. Also most places seem to carry feeders for birds that are designed to keep squirrels out, but few carry feeders for the squirrels themselves. Why cant those little critters with the break-dancing tails get any love? Any other suggestions for animal houses and feeders would be cool too. Can't wait to see what yas come up with!

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Kiteman recommends... birding websites.

Just thought I'd share some websites I use as part of my hobby.  They are mainly UK-specific, but could be of interest to overseas birders: Birdguides It costs to get the detailed content, but they have a free sightings list and weekly newsletter.  Plenty of links to other sites as well. RSPB "The" birding website.  Plenty of identification help, including recordings of calls and videos of birds in motion.  Not very interactive, though. BTO More specialist website, home of the UK bird surveys.  Site seems broken at the moment - homepage is blank, as are several others.  Link given is to BBS, you can explore from there. iSpot New to me, aimed at a mix of amateurs and pros - forums and advice, but the biggie is uploading photos of your sightings with a facility for members to agree with your identification or discuss it.  Also has sections to cover all other aspects of wildlife, even fungi and lichens.  I've just joined - care to guess my user name? Collins Birds. Update: SITE IS NOW LIVE!  Go see. Hope these are of interest - maybe you'd like to share sites that are as useful in your area or country?

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Birds! a little challenge/contest

Can I do it?      Thank you! I will give away some of my backlog of pro memberships as prizes Here is the contest:  birds Some bird music to get you motivated

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Bird whistle - What's it made of? Answered

In alot of turist attracions I saw these flat cardboard bird whistle like these:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHejLm7Lf_w They are made of a cardboard washer folded in half and clamped with a metal washer.  In the middle of the cardboard there's a semi translucent film, that actually makes the whistling sound.  What is it made of?  Is there an ible on how to make these whistles? THANKS!

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Wooden Bird Sculptures For Sale

All of My Hand Carved "Birds in Flight" are wonderful gifts to give for any occasion, especially for art lovers, and those who are hard to please. Who wouldn't want a beautiful, lifelike,life size bird sculpture of their own to display with pride, especially since You never need to clean their cage ? Please contact me with any special orders as I am sure I can create the Bird You love most, in a flying pose. This sort of carving is very rare, with wings open, and are made with all the love and care I can possibly conjur up.Each Piece is Unique sculpture, and original, never duplicated, one of a kind Sculpture, and sure to be a great conversation piece !Please contact PoconoPat@gmail.com for More details and prices.Thank You !See more of My artwork Here !http://www.woodenbirdsinflight.art.officelive.com

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what is a listening device for Bird Watching? Answered

I want to know why there must be a listening device for bird watching and what is the use of it.

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listening device for bird watching.

Listening device for bird watching,having the following specification:1.handheld,battery operated.2.frequency operation in audible frequency range.3.minimum of 30bB signal amplication.4.volume control for final outout stage.5.automatic gain control.6.10 second recording of sound,non volatile storade.7.two output sockets for headsets,5mm jack plug sockets.8.5 hour operational capabilities on one set of batteries.9.On/Off switch with LED indication.10.LEd to indicate recording.11.LED to indicate playback.?

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Bird House Geocache with a Twist

Hello everyone! I am interested in creating a geocache for an upcoming event I will be attending. My thought is to have a birdhouse (fairly large) that will have walls that are on hinges that open when the person presses down on a plunger of a dynamite box (handmade of course). Crazy idea I know but I am basing it on the event. While I have limited electronic knowledge I am in dire need of help in trying how to make this work and have it be able to reset itself for the next person to find.I would greatly appreciate any help with how this would work, and would definitely give credit to anyone who helps in the cache listing. Thanks in advance. -Will

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How do you teach your bird too eat more variety of fruits and seeds?

I already tried a few methods already such as mixing it with his normal food and using it on it's own but they just don't eat it so has anyone got a solution?

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It's that time of year again!

It's time to get ready for the breeding season, folks! If you enjoyed the bird-surveying Instructable I wrote this time last year, now is the time to start taking action. The regional officers are now contacting people who have taken part in the past, and looking for more people to take part this year. Register here to take part, because for British birders, this is one of the few legitimate chances to go birding off-piste, plus you are contributing to an important piece of long-term science.

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Does crow can be a pet? Answered

Can crow be a pet? I heard that they are very smart...:)

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Rate my drawing!

I would like some feedback on my work, please tell me what you think :) thank you!

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purple martin feeder

I require help in building a cannon to fire dead crickets and mealworms into the air about 25 to 30 feet so i may feed the purple martins in my area. they only feed on the wing and winter will surely kill the colonies in my area. any help will be appreciated.

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Crows and Ravens in Mythology.

Crows n RavensFor centuries the corvids, ravens and crows in particular (corvus corax is the Latin name for the common raven and corvus corone for the carrion and hooded crows), have had a special place in the mythology of various cultures. In modern times this fascination has barely diminished. From Edgar Allen Poe's literary classic to the film of James O'Barr's cult graphic novel "The Crow", these birds still exert a powerful hold over the psyche of a significant fraction of the population. The Goths who paint their faces with white make-up and the weekend warriors who expect Raven to take them to the Otherworld to meet the dead do not see the same animal as the farmers who set up decoys in order to shoot large numbers of them every year in late spring. This is, however, typical of a creature that presents a paradox wherever one looks.Corvids are sociable birds. They tend to form social groups, and this can be seen particularly in the case of rooks, which stay in their flocks all year round. Ravens, the largest of the family, reaching as much as 3 feet from beak to tail, form groups as juveniles, pairing off into lifelong monogamous and extremely territorial relationships at around the age of three. The courtship can involve such fun and games as synchronised snow sliding, and, of course, the synchronised flight test. The corvids can be found all over the world, and are the largest of the passeriformae, or songbirds. The common raven is widely distributed throughout the Northern hemisphere, and the adaptability and intelligence of this family have made it extremely successful.As far as the mythology goes, the first confusion arises over the distinction between Crow and Raven, at least on the European side of the Atlantic. The two appear, in many instances, to be interchangeable, and the appearance of one or the other in a story depends as much on which author is transcribing it as it does on story itself. Whereas John Matthews 1 gives Bran the raven almost exclusively, Miranda Jane Green 2 ascribes to the God's companion animal either the crow or the raven, much as both authors do for the Morrigan. The confusion on the American side of the Atlantic is not so profound. There is a distinct geographical trend in the likelihood of Raven appearing in a story, and so we will start our examination there.

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solar powered bird bath heater

Looking for instructions on how to make a simple, inexpensive solar powered heater to keep my bird bath water from freezing in the Winter.

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Why are users changing their images to birds? Answered

Title says it all.

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How to make a good humming-bird feeder?

How do you make a humming bird feeder? What do you need to build it and where do you get it? How do you keep ants from getting in it?

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Birds use cigs to kill bugs - Crow week!

ODDBALL birds are surprising British experts by using smouldering cigarette to kill parasites on their wings.The rooks are swooping on to the tracks at a Devon railway station and placing their wings over the smoke to fumigate them.Commuter Jeff Jones said told Britain's The Telegraph: "I noticed the rooks because they are not usually found in towns. They were generally flapping about when a chap flicked a cigarette butt on to the track."It was still all right and one of the rooks swooped down and picked up the butt with its beak. It then flew around and landed on the platform, dancing around with this smoking cigarette in its beak."It looked quite comical. But then it dropped the butt on the platform and pulled its wings over it, collecting the smoke. It seemed as if it were using the smoke to rid itself of perhaps ants or something similar."Five minutes later another rook, or perhaps the same one, swooped in when another cigarette was flicked away and repeated the whole thing."Royal Society for the Protection of Birds spokesman Richard Archer said the birds must have learned cigarettes can be used to kill parasites."You have to be careful attributing behaviour but it would seem fumigation is the most likely conclusion. Rooks are very intelligent," he said.It's crow week on Instructables! Post as many forum topics about crows as you can! Main image from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rook_(bird) Wikipedia].

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