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    Default Home made Bird Hide

    Hi All,

    I thought I would post some pictures of the bird hide I made for home. It was easy to make with most of the materials being scrap from work. Frame is a steel bar 1/2' welded Y section up top with electrical sockects welded to the steel bar. The legs are thin tube electical steel conduit & it all screws together. It is 3 sided. The cover is hessian and green paint.
    It wasnt intended to be moved in a hurry , plus I have pegged it down. Slots where just cut in for the tele lens and entry, a bit squezzy ( I cant fit the esky and TV in when I am taking shots) 8-) and yes it is a Essendon stubby holder.
    It works a treat, as you can see I put a perch in (small wood dug into the ground) and I sometimes put the soaker hose on which is laid over the shrubs. Hence the photo of the wet Singing Honet Eater.
    I am going to make another one for the back yard but it will be a bit bigger. Not for the other stuff mind you. My wife , kids and neighbours have a giggle and send me bird calls. :roll:


    bird hide 1 by fisher1955, on Flickr



    bird hide by fisher1955, on Flickr

    Cheer Glen

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    Default Re: Home made Bird Hide

    Does it have to be an Essendon stubby holder, or will it work with any AFL club? I would have thought Sydney Swans, West Coast Eagles or Adelaide Crows would be better.

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    Mark 2 should incorporate electric motors so you can move it around whilst inside

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    Default Re: Home made Bird Hide

    Very cool Glen, though on this side of the country at this time of year I would be putting a pot belly stove in it

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    Default Re: Home made Bird Hide

    very nice. It blends in well with the surroundings too.
    Cheers,
    Geoff


    reposts welcome

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