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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Scrap Metal Birds


Shears and gears.  Rakes and shovels and spades.  Motorcycle tanks and balers.  These are some of the scrap metal pieces that make the birds in our yard.  Because the yard is large and filled with trees and shrubs, the birds do not scream out but sit peacefully for us to enjoy.



This is the largest bird, almost six feet tall.




 This one is large as well and sits on a perch.  I love his blue beak.




 A smaller one, about four feet tall.




 And the smallest one, less than three feet tall.




 This one seems to be squawking all the time.


We do  enjoy our yard birds.  And are glad the metals were re-used in such a lovely fashion.  Friends who visit are surprised when they see one of them, often after a couple of visits.  They often ask, "Did you just get this?"  Then they look around for the others, amazed they hadn't noticed them before.  Large as they are, they seem to fit right in.




14 comments:

Ms. A said...

These are great!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh I love these......so inventive.
They look perfect in your garden....I would just love to stroll around and see if I could find them.

Love it when things are recycled and go to make something that is totally original :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I adore them!!!

Betsy Adams said...

And you don't have to feed them!!!!!! Love your birds.. Whoever made them is very talented.

Hugs,
Betsy

Mary Lee said...

These are wonderful! I can't imagine a 6-ft. bird in my yard, but there, they look so perfect! Love the different species. LOL! They're wonderful.

The McGill Rose Garden here (which, believe it or not is a lovely garden on the site of a coal yard!) has yard art birds, but theirs are only about. . . well, a yard tall. They'd look wimpy next to yours.

Tara Crowley said...

oh, i think we need some of these creatures for our yard....they are delightful!

robin andrea said...

Wonderful bird art! We had two metal birds in the front yard of the house we just sold. We inherited them from the previous owners, and we left them for the folks who bought the house from us. I miss them.

Vicki Lane said...

These are wonderful!

troutbirder said...

Now those are unusual. I like it....:)

KGMom said...

These are fun, aren't they? My only question--what do your living birds think of them? Or the other critters in the yard?

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone.

Carolina Linthead said...

LOVE them!

Arkansas Patti said...

I so love it when someone can take throw away items and make them art. You have a lovely flock.

Courtney Galler said...

I absolutely love these little scrap metal birds! My husband generally collects scrap metal to take to yards, but I might ask him if I could keep some of it. I want to make little animals. http://www.scrapmetalcaboolture.com.au