My mother used to say, regarding birds, squirrels, etc, “If you can catch it, you can keep it.” She knew perfectly well we’d never actually catch a squirrel by chasing it! And I remember being told that you could catch a bird by putting salt on its tail. (You hear this in the old children’s nursery rhyme Simple Simon. Which is also, by the way, where we get the game Simon Says…)

pie

Anyway, putting salt on the tail of a bird is absolutely the time-tested best DIY method for catching them. Definitely it will work.  Xak spent a good long time testing out alternating wait-and-chase methods.

xak stalking birds

xak chasing birds

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Rebecca

The sense of danger must not disappear The way is certainly both short and steep However gradual it looks from here Look if you like, but you will have to leap. ~ W H Auden

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