Last Friday quite a few CAnMovians gathered in the technical lab to “påskpyssla” and have a beer. One of the missions was to manufacture swift nests for the nest boxes in the attic. Hopefully these start-kit-nests will help attract some more birds to the Ecology house colony later this spring.
There was also a competition in creating “the most flyable bird”, “the most innovative creation” and the “the most aesthetically pleasing bird”. The birds’ aerial skills were tested in a miniature wind tunnel, but regretfully none of the birds really left the ground. Eventually one bird did start to shiver its wings in an attempt to take off and so we had our winner! Not surprisingly…it was Anders Hedenström, head of the flight lab. Other proud winners were Åke Lindström, Petra Carlsson and Staffan Bensch who won “the jury’s choice” for his nicely crafted birds feet made of “piprensare”. Staffan later told us that he was inspired by a Japanese visiting researcher who could fold a perfect origami-bird out of just one paper.
Thanks to all who joined and helped with the nests!