Nest Fest

A week of fun birding and habitat exploration

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Well Done Beni-Hill!

Nest Fest was a success!

We would like to thank Logan C. Ritchie for the Nest Fest Article in Decaturish.

And a very special thank you to our wonderful neighbor, the original Beni-Hillbilly, Woody Jones, for his artistry and contribution to making the inaugural Nest Fest such a fun neighborhood happening.

OH! We almost forgot.. A little birdy told us that some of you who participated might find a *sursy on your porch as our way to thank you for joining in the fun!

*sursy (plural sursies)

  1. (Southern US) An inexpensive but unexpected gift.

Beni-Hill is the Nest Fest unofficial moniker for East/West Benson St, East/West Hill St. and 700 block of S.McDonough St.

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In Celebration of Earth Day - Nest Fest!

WOW!!! Check out all of the wonderful creations!

We have come together as a neighborhood and decked out our yards as we celebrate spring and Earth Week!

Hill St, Benson St, 700 Block of McDonough St & 200 Block of McCoy St

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How to Make A Tin Foil Bird


  • Aluminum Foil
  • Duct Tape
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Bamboo Skewers ( or sticks)
  • Toothpicks
  • Stiff Wire that bends

A: Tightly squeeze a ball of foil into the shape of a bird. You can attach a head shape to the body using toothpicks. A small piece of foil can be twisted into a beak.

B: Add more foil to cover the bird shape until you get the shape and size you want.

C: Draw wing and tail shape onto a piece of cardboard. A cereal box cardboard works well.

D: Push a stick through the body (where the wings would be)until it sticks out equally on both sides. Now push another stick through the same way 1/2 inch from the first. Then push two sticks into the tail

E: Attach the wings and tail to the sticks using duct tape. Cover the cardboard wings and tail with more foil.

F: Cut narrow strips of duct tape and use them to cover the entire bird.

G:Legs can be made from wire. Bend one end of the wire into a bird foot shape. Push the other end of that wire into the body. Add duct tape to hold into place.

H: To display bird just make a loop in one end of a piece of wire and push the other end through the body till it sticks out about 1/2 inch, Bend it and tape in place.

I: Paint with acrylic paint. ( $1.50 at Michaels)

Ideas for Joining in the Nest Fest Fun