CHINOISERIE - THE BIRD CATCHERS (AUBUSSON), CIRCA 1770
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The Bird Catcher's Song (Der Vogelsanger) from the Magic Flute · Flute Force Inc.
The Mozart Variations
℗ 1999 BMG Music
Released on: 1999-04-05
Associated Performer: Flute Force Inc.
Arranger, Flute, Percussion: Rie Schmidt
Flute, Piccolo: Sheryl Henze
Flute: Gretchen Pusch
Flute, Percussion: Wendy Stern
Engineer: Paul Verna
Assistant Engineer: Adam Blackburn
Mixing Engineer: Justin Mayer
Mixing Engineer: William Coulter
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Using a needle and thread, stitch the fabric over on itself as close to the wire hoop as possible. This secures the fabric to the hoop, yet allows it to hang. Trim any excess fabric. Use rawhide cord or other secure cording at 3- to 4-inch intervals around the hoop to create a length of a few inches for the seed catcher to hang. If necessary, poke holes in the fabric at those points to tie the . Secure the finished seed catcher to the bird feeder with small hooks tied to the other end of the cording. Test the fit and adjust as needed.
A hawk who was hunting a rabbit alighted in a nightingale's nest and found her baby chicks there. When the nightingale returned, she begged the hawk to spare the chicks. The hawk said, 'I will grant your request, if you sing me a pretty song.' Even though she mustered all her courage, the nightingale trembled with fear. Stricken with terror, she started to sing but her song was full of grief. The hawk who had seized her chicks exclaimed, 'That is not a very nice song!' He then snatched up one of the chicks and swallowed it. Meanwhile, a bird catcher approached from behind and stealthily raised his snare: the hawk was caught in the sticky birdlime and fell to the ground.
“I had gone to the border area to photograph a young bird-catcher. We were about 400 meters from the border fence, but when we heard the shooting, we moved back to around one kilometer.”The shots which missed the other bird-catchers hit Hassanain, grazing his shoulder. Cameraman Abdul Rahman Hussain, filming in the vicinity, reports having seen the group of bird-catches head north.“They always go there to catch birds. They put their nets close to the fence in order to catch as many as possible.” Like the bird-catchers, Hussain believed the Israeli soldiers along the border were familiar enough with the bird catching activity that they wouldn’t shoot.Feathers for these amazing works were procured by bird catchers, who often lived deep in the wao kele habitat of the birds that they sought. One technique called kahekahe, involved pruning branches of the tree of most of its flowers and gumming the branch near the remaining flowers with the sticky sap of the ‘ulu . When the bird, attracted by the nectar of the ‘ōhi‘a blossom, alighted on the branch it became stuck and easy to catch. Care was often taken in removing the feathers from the bird, and salve applied to help the bird heal. Rare birds especially were seen as a sacred resource. David Malo wrote in the Hawaiian–language newspaper that Kamehameha himself had forbidden bird-catchers from taking the life of the birds so as to allow his children in the future to experience the beauty of these wonderful birds.*Nauru Noddy bird catchers Dunstan Detogia and Simon Ivan-Hubert continue a timeless Nauruan tradition. Pictures by Joe Armao for The Age newspaper, The Age online, The Age ipad, Fairfax media. 26th of September 2012