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Audubon

Handmade Wooden Song Bird Call - Red

  • £11.00


The Audubon Bird Call is a sweet and beautifully crafted item, connecting people with nature in a delightful way. This simple but perfectly tuned bird call can be kept in the pocket or worn as a necklace and taken on every adventure or outing, to call and 'talk to' birds.

Each bird call comes in a presentation box with a length of hemp cord, so that it can be worn as a necklace. Sturdy cast zinc and solid birch construction. Rosin (pine resin) capsule included to maintain the call’s distinctive chirp. 

***WARNING*** If gifting this item to small children, please note the small capsule of pine resin powder (rosin) and advise parents to store it for safe keeping, to avoid accidental swallowing. ***

The bird call's sound is produced by rotating the wooden cylinder against the cast zinc plug.  By varying the pressure between the two surfaces while twisting back and forth, a variety of bird sounds can be accurately imitated. Originally conceived by songbird hunters in Europe, the bird call attracts birds by creating the illusion that other birds are in the area.

The Audubon brand was started in 1947 by Roger Eddy.  From his farm in Newington, Connecticut, Mr. Eddy and his family made and sold the original Audubon Bird Call for over 50 years. Roger died in 2003, and his grandsons Martin and Sam Fox moved the company to their home state of Rhode Island. The Fox brothers have continued Roger Eddy's commitment to high quality, hand-made products.

This is a general height (centimeters) to age conversion chart. Please note this does not ring true for all brands.

For the actual measurements of a garment please check the full product description, in the 'About' tab.

If you have any doubt please get in touch by email.

Here is a breakdown of the European sizes:

Height (cm) Age        
50 - 56 newborn - 1 month
62 - 68 3 - 6 months
74 - 80 9-12 months
86 - 92 18 - 36 months
92  18 - 36 months
104 3 - 4 years
116 5 - 6 years
128

7 - 8 years

Wool needs a little extra care when washing! However it is not a fibre like cotton, it repels dirt and is self cleaning and does not need to be washed as often as cotton. Ideally wash it as little as possible. Often hanging it outsides spraying it with a little mist for a day will freshen it up. It can be worn many times without washing and you can spot wash it if something has been spilled on it. It sounds strange but it works!

Care - Untreated wool brands: Engel, Selana and Cosilana are made of untreated merino wool which ideally needs hand washing. Wash very gently by hand in water that must stay the same cool temperature both for washing and rinsing. Changing temperature can shock the wool and shrink it. You should use a special soap for wool or shampoo. Stretch the wool into shape when wet, and pull lengthwise and lay flat to dry. 

Many people, including us wash untreated wool on a gentle cold machine washing on a wool or hand wash program. This is at your own risk and you need to be sure your machine actually washes and rinses at the stated temperature, and it is very important to use a wool detergent! If you are planning to wash it in the machine it may shrink a bit length wise, to prevent this happening stretch it lengthwise when it comes out of the machine and perhaps buy a bigger size than otherwise. If you use the machine to spin items, the revolutions must be below 400.

Stretch the wool into shape when wet and dry flat. Never wring it! Especially wool fleece can be destroyed by wringing!

We recommend washing all wool fleece by hand, gentle, no rubbing, squeezing or wringing. lay it flat on a towel to dry. Again often spraying a little water mist on it and having it out will help it self clean. 

Treated wool brands: Joha, Fub, Celavi, Misha and Puff can be washed on a cold wool program in the machine without any risk! Please use a wool detergent! Reshape and dry flat for the knitwear!


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