Saturday, January 24, 2009
Watch the Birdie!
Watch the birdy! This is the birdy that early photographers used to attract the eye and focus attention. A small amount of water goes into the bottom well and air is blown from a squeeze bulb through a hose which attached to the pipe opening at the side. The blown air caused the beak and tail to articulate while the water made the whistle warble. This was a popular novelty of the day and photogs made it their own. Watch the birdy.