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This Christmas, attract a friendly robin to
come and perch on your head for a
photograph by wearing one of my
specially adapted berets.
Every beret I have ever seen is
by a short segment of wool or felt, that
sticks out of the top at the crown of the
hat. I have replaced
this with a motorised
version that imitates the appearance and
motion of a wriggling worm, irresistible
a hungry robin.
When you see a robin, all you need do is
pop on your beret, nip outside, stand
perfectly still, activate the "worm" and
for the robin to land on your head and
start tugging at the bait. Of course he
can't pull it out, but he does get
for his efforts as the worm also secretes
a tasty nutrient, much to the robin's
Other birds may also be attracted of
course, but that's only a bonus for your
efforts, all of which you must capture on
film with your pre-positioned camera.
(?) Robin is the one on the right
[normzone, Dec 18 2006]
I don't want to get this one!
[xandram, Dec 18 2006]
(?) ...Or this one.
"He eats worms!" [theleopard, Dec 19 2006]
||+ I'm hoping I can attract a Cardinal that has been in my yard.
||the worm can have a little Pope's finger
with a ring for the Cardinal to kiss, just
||It's more likely to attract an aggressive seagull around here.
||Why would I want to attract a robin?
||What's to stop my robin beret attracting something less pleasant, like a gannet?
||aye [leopard], there's the rub.
||Would it attract a robinism? They seem to be on the verge of extinction.
||Don't like the sweating bit but love the rest. Suggest accessory of walking stick with basin atop containing meal worms. Once the robin has been attracted, slowly raise the stick to head height where the robin can see the real worms. In this way, you get your photo, the robin gets a meal and you have the chance to develop the formerly fleeting encounter into a lasting and meaningful relationship.