Our comeback queen 'Old Blue' is back and she's not alone, she now has a baby chick on the branch with her!
The Chatham Island Black Robin was on the brink of extinction having been down to 5 specimens back in 1979. With the help of Wildlife Service and conservationists, there are now over 250 Robins in the wild and their numbers are increasing. And just like Chatham Island, our very own Robins have been staying busy...
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.