FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WINDSTICKS

 

 

1. What are Windsticks?
2. How will the Windsticks weather in NZ conditions?
3. How is it possible to feed the birds on your Windsticks?
4. Where are Windsticks made?
5. How do I install my Windsticks?
6. What colours do they come in?
7. What sizes do they come in?
8. Can I pick them up from Christchurch?

 

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1. What are Windsticks?

A. Windsticks are a kinetic wind sculpture for your garden and they can also be used as a bird feeder.

 

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2. How will the Windsticks weather in NZ conditions?

A. Windsticks have been created so that you will get many years of enjoyment

- Windsticks will not break in the wind, and they will handle strong winds.

- Will sway gently even if there is almost no breeze at all

- Colour will not chip off as the colour is all the way through the wand

- Will not rot or rust

- Will never get a bend in them. They will always come back to straight

- Will be enjoyed in your garden for many years

 

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3. How is it possible to feed the birds on your Windsticks?

A. By sliding down apple slices, fruit slices or bread squares etc down the Windsticks until the food stops at the stones set along the length.

 

- Apple and fruit slices attract nectar feeding birds like wax eyes - these birds will not eat seeds

- Bread squares attract seed eating birds like sparrows

- Feeding both fruit and bread will attract both types of birds

- If you currently feed the birds you may only be feeding seeds so it could take time for wax eyes to learn that you have food for them

- Put fresh food up every day as the birds only like to eat fresh food and will ignore stale food. Remove any stale food so the fresh food is discovered on first land

- Birds may initially take a week or so to work out you have food if you do not have many birds close already. If this is the case start by slicing only 2-3 apple slices and change it each day if it is summer as the apples will dry out quickly in the sun.

 

- Once the birds have worked out you have food they will normally eat what you put out each day.

- Birds will generally turn up at similar times each day to check for food so it is best to keep the food regular each day as if you disappoint them in time they will take you off their flight pattern
- In Winter when food is scarce my Windsticks get mobbed by birds and it is really easy to train them at that time of year. It is not unusual in Winter to have 2 wax eyes on every Wind Stick

- I have lived in 3 houses since the earthquakes started and I have managed to train the birds in each home. Two were easy and one took more time. If you are the latter, do not give up. They will learn eventually if you have enough patience to keep trying. it is worth it.

 

The first time you see a bird on your Windsticks it makes you stop on the spot...you catch this movement out of the corner of your eye. A bird is on one of the wands starts the wand swaying up and down. Normally birds jump from wand to wand and this sets the whole display off. It is quite memorizing and fun to watch.


- Each Wind Stick has 2 stones set along the length that will enable you to feed the birds. If you wanted Windsticks with no stones please enquire. Windsticks with no stones will stand more vertical and are good for making a "grid" effect

- Notice on the video below there is no wind, it is the birds that are setting off the kinetic movement on the Windsticks

 

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4. Where are Windsticks made?

A. New Zealand. 100% Made in NZ

 

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5. How do I install my Windsticks?

A. Push each stick into firm ground, e.g. garden, lawn, or they look fabulous in a pond. Or push into a weighted down ceramic pot

Windsticks can live their whole life in water and still not rot or rust

 

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6. What colours do they come in?

A. A range of colours

- Red

- Lime Green
- Bright Blue (very bright mid blue)

- Lime Green

- Orange

- Black

- White

 

- Colours of Red, Blue, Orange and White stand out the most against a green garden. Black and Lime blend more with the garden. Lime stands out against a dark background


For enquiry on custom colours please enquire here. Minimum order of 50 wands required

 

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7. What sizes do they come in?

A. 2 metre and 3 metre. Other sizes are available upon request for a minimum order. Please phone or email me with your details

 

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8. Can I pick them up from Christchurch?

A. Yes. You are welcome to pick them up from Sydenham in Christchurch. Please phone or email me to make a day and time for pick up

 

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Enjoy for yourself or purchase as a unique gift that will give years of enjoyment

 

Contact Kim: 021 344 569
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