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Topic: Floral-tufted Rackybirds (with lots of pics and tutorial!)  (Read 46482 times)
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« on: May 01, 2009 07:41:52 AM »

Have you ever wondered where all those brightly colored plastic eggs come from? The amazing Floral-tufted Rackybird lays them, of course! These bright blue songbirds with their love for floral adornment are hard to find in the wild, but I was lucky enough to come across a flock of them in my backyard recently. Here are two that were spotted perched in our redbud tree:


And here's a small flock sunning on our back wall:


If you're not lucky enough to have these festive birds native to your area, you can make a reasonable facsimile right there at home. All you need are a few of their eggs, which are generally collected and distributed in discount stores throughout the world each spring. Here's how you can make your own:

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009 07:46:42 AM »

WOW. You really transformed those eggs into something BEAUTIFUL!! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009 07:50:30 AM »

They are so awesome racky!
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009 07:52:10 AM »

Thanks! They were lots of fun to make.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009 07:53:55 AM »

I always wondered where those eggs came from. Cheesy

These are too cute!
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009 07:54:22 AM »

WOW!  I've never been lucky enough to see these little beauties in the wild, but now I hope to someday!  Thanks for posting the tutorial as well.  Their acorn caps are almost too cute.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009 08:02:31 AM »

these are stunning!  absolutely the cutest birds, I'd love some and I don't like birds! 
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009 08:09:23 AM »

Those are the cutest birds ever!!  I love all the details, the music sheets, the rosie pink bellies, their cute little feet-- absolutely adorable!

Thank you so much for the tutorial.
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So super adorable.  What a cute idea. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009 08:27:20 AM »

omg I NEED a Rackybird! love 'em!
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