Yardbirds® sculptures were first created over a decade ago by a father and son team. The birds are still hand-crafted in the U.S. and the flock has increased from one to over one hundred. The birds, critters, dogs and cats are made from recycled materials; scrap and rejected garden tools, farm machinery, bicycle and auto parts. Buying a Yardbird reduces solid waste destined for a landfill. If everyone bought two or three, we could save the earth! Seriously, so far over 2 million pounds of scrap has been recycled into these lovable critters. Each critter has its own personality. No two are exactly alike. Whether it’s a turn of the head, the placement of the eyes, or the variation in the hand painted finish, each one has a delightful disposition all its own. Painted critters are coated by hand with water-based low bake enamel paints. The colors are bright and cheery. Unpainted critters are rusty and will continue to rust-that’s their natural beauty. Since they are made from recycled materials, each critter is slightly imperfect and unique, but lovable all the same. These collectable critters, leave our hands as fast as they're created. Full of charm, a little mischievous, we know these pets will guard your garden, front door, hallway, or deck with real attitude.