Pratique means practice, or practical, in French.
Invention by accident
The solar fountain was created as a byproduct of the Dynamic Feeder. I had given a Dynamic Feeder to the local Industrial Development representative to try out, so he could show and tell it to the right people. After a week or so I called him up to see how things were going. In the course of conversation he said; "We've never really had any birds around here." About a month later I asked myself what would make the birds come to his feeder. I had heard that bird baths "attract birds like a magnet." I thought I'd give him a cheap bird bath. Then I thought a bit more and decided, a bird bath was boring. How about a fountain? Then I thought of all the work and effort, wire and/or hosing installation that would be necessary for it to work. Forget it. I had too many other things to do, and I didn't want to overload a good working relationship.The hollow pedestal is replica watches uk automatically treated by a frosted process, and the splint and the main splint are sandblasted to decorate the laser pattern. Inertial fine-tuning balance Balances the sides of the replica watches balance wheel with a solid cross-sleeve and is uk replica watches equipped with a non-magnetic silicon hairspring. The structure of the movement is replica rolex cleverly designed to ensure reliability, durability and durability. This movement was awarded the Observatory's accreditation by the Swiss Precision Time Test Centre. Its power reserve is up to 70 hours.
I thought how great it would be to have a solar powered unit -- no wires -- no hoses -- no installation -- no moorings. It could drift around untethered. I checked to see if any of the stores had such a thing. They didn't. I thought; "I can't do it." Six weeks later I had a working prototype.
It draws birds like a magnet. I was surprised. I thought they would be frightened off by the spinning motion of the lily pad. I guess it makes them curious. Perhaps the tinkleling sound attracts them. You'll hear it in the movie. This is how they approach it. At first the birds are timid. Then they swoop down through the water. Then they sit on the side of the bird bath and drink. One bold grackle stood right on the lily pad. while it was squirting I knew the birds really accepted it when they scolded me for taking it apart to clean one day.
Indigo Bunting clip||Woodpecker clip||Rose Breasted Grossbeak clip
Nuthatch clip||Chipmunk clip||Rose Breasted Grossbeak clip||Goldfinch solos for Dynamic feeder demo
Sketch by Aaron Mac Donald, Smart Media Productions. Color and animation by Chris Gates