These beautiful little birds get their name from their distinctive “chich-a-dee-dee-dee” call. The more “dees” they add, the more agitated they are. The less “dees,” the happier. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of hand feeding them, you’ll notice their call has just the one “dee”… how cool is that?
Metalbird started as a New Zealand-based guerrilla street art project in 2009. Inspired by stencil artist Banksy, Phil Walters designed, crafted and hammered up dozens of life-sized, Metalbird stencils for no other reason than to surprise, delight and intrigue. People loved them! Before long, the art project had turned into a side hustle, then a full time job, and finally with a small team they set themselves the lofty goal of becoming “the Largest Art Installation Project in the World”.
Today these beautifully crafted, iconic, life-like bird silhouettes have been hammered into backyards, decks and gardens throughout New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Europe and finally they’ve arrived with a North American range. With the tap of a hammer a Metalbird will transform your environment into a work of art and surprise and delight visitors for years to come.
This sweet Chickadee measures 3.3" H by 6.2" W (not including spike) and is made in the USA of 1/6" bullet-proof mild steel to form a beautiful patina of rust that changes with the seasons. Easily installed with the tap of a hammer (but pre-drill hard wood).