Plovers inhabit virtually all of Australia and can commonly be found enjoying basking on the shores of swamps and lakes. These critters opt not to hide from prey, but instead choose to lay their eggs in the open where they can see threats coming. Contrary to common belief, the spurs they have on their wings are not poisonous.
This duo is made from 3mm Corten steel that rusts to a deep brown. You simply hammer them in. It looks good, attracts real birds just like themselves & are almost bulletproof.
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.
All Metalbirds we stock at Blackbird Corner are made in Melbourne, Australia.