Metalbird - Willy Wagtail
You spoke and they listened - the willie wagtail has joined the Metalbird family due to popular demand!
Found throughout mainland Australia, the Willie Wagtail is the largest and most well known of the Australian fantails. Identifiable by its black plumage with a white belly, eyebrows and whisker marks and of course its distinguishable tail. The name wagtail stems from the round-the-clock wagging of the tail.
Did you know.. the willie wagtail is often found in the company of cattle and sheep. Why? They run behind the moving animal or enjoy a ride on their back, snatching insects as they are disturbed, before returning to their joy ride.
Metalbirds are made from Corten® which is designed to rust. This gives them long term protection against the elements, and a beautiful patina that shifts with the season. This means paint won’t stay on for long. If you want to add colour to them, then we recommend having them professionally powder coated. It's easily hammered into most wooden structures and will rust to a deep brown. The hammering of a steel ‘peg’ into a tree will not do any damage to it. It may cause the tree to lose some sap in the short term but will not do any medium or long term damage to it.