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Performance and reviews of Solar Sippers

Happy Bird Corporation We’re Happy Bird Corporation, a 21st century team of eclectic innovators producing:   – safe animal watering products for saving nature   – research in American history as a guide to the future   – new ideas in literature and living
Happy Bird Corporation – Solar Sippers for clean fresh drinking water for wild birds and pets.

Super Solar Sipper Performance Data

Research Data: Report to Happy Bird Corporation on Predicted Water Temperatures in the new Solar Sipper (Model 10040) Compiled by John Duffy, J. J. Associates, Winchester, MA – 1 June 1998

I have been developing a mathematical model of the thermal performance of solar sippers under various weather conditions. I have also been monitoring the temperatures of solar sippers during winter conditions on the front steps of my house on a number of days. Comparisons of performance of the “old” and “new” sippers have been made as well as predictions as to “How cold can it get before the water in the sippers freezes?” I wish to summarize the results of these measurements and analyses.

The methodology of the study briefly was: – Develop a mathematical model of the temperature of water in a solar sipper based on principle of heat transfer, taking into account effects of solar irradiation, ambient temperatures and wind, initial water temperature, sipper material properties that affect solar transmission and heat transfer – Adjust some of the thermal parameters in the model so that the predicted temperatures match closely the measured water temperatures on a typical sunny winter day (specifically Feb 6th, 1998) – Use the model to predict the performance of both the “old” (black top and red sides [Model 10008]) and “new” (HDPE clear top and sides with black interiors [Model 10040]) sippers under other simulated weather conditions

It is important to point out that the thermal performance of the sipper in reality is a function of many variables. Specifically, on any given day the following can affect the temperature of the water:  – day of the year (affects incident sun angles) – geographic location of the sipper (also affects incident sun angles) – degree of cloudiness – degree of shading from external objects (e.g. buildings, trees) – wind speed around the sippers – temperature of whatever is underneath the sipper (ground, wood, air, etc.) – initial temperature of the water – how much water is in the sipper (I would recommend filling to the lip of the lid), and, of course – ambient temperature (which typically varies over the day)

Obviously, if I systematically varied all of the above parameters to find the combinations predicted to result in no freezing of water, the number of such combinations would be very large and difficult to apply for a customer. Even though I have simplified the simulation to keep the results straightforward, it is important to keep in mind the limitations of the results described below.

In the simulations, I kept all weather conditions as on the day I measured the actual sipper water temperature (i.e. a clear February 6th near Boston with no measurable wind near the sippers) and varied only the ambient temperature until the simulated water temperature reached 32 F. The simulated initial water temperature was 63 F, but the results were independent of the initial water temperature. For the “old” sipper {Model 10008) with a constant simulated ambient temperature of 20F, no freezing took place during daylight hours. For the “new” HDPE sipper (Model 10040), the constant ambient temperature could go down to 14 F.

Constant ambient temperatures during the daylight hours are of course very rare and therefore not too realistic. Consequently, I searched a weather database for some recorded hourly weather data to use with the simulation model. The database is called WYEC2, and is available from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, and is made up of actual historical weather records with different months from different years pieced together to represent a typical meteorological year. I found the coldest day of the year for Boston (a relatively clear January 12th) and entered the ambient temperatures for the day and adjusted the model clear sky solar irradiation to match the daily total irradiation on the horizontal in the database. The average ambient temperature during the daylight hours varied from 7 F to 18 F and averaged 13 F. The new HDPE solar sipper (Model 10040) water did not freeze during daylight hours. (back to top)

 

Product Reviews, Articles and Testimonials

Birding Business – Early Spring 2003

“Cool, Clear Sizzle – How to promote the benefit of backyard water features”

“Tom Hollyday of Happy Bird has developed a line of products that enforce separation of drinking and bathing. Hollyday has also put thought into energy efficient ways to heat and cool the water to compensate for those seasonal stressors of ice and heat. By separating the mess of bathing from the need for clean drinking water, the threat of spreading disease is removed.”

“Water is cool, and water sizzles. It is key to birding habitat success.”

 Product Reviews, Articles and Testimonials

“Drinking and Bathing Just Don’t Mix”
Dr. Scott Shalloway and Tom Hollyday

“Water. It’s out most precious natural resource. Without it, life as we know it would cease to exist. It’s the source and support of all life on earth. And for backyard birders, water’s the secret to attracting a colorful collections of visitors all year long.

The virtues of water are many, but most importantly water satisfies thirst. Animal tissue is approximately 70 percent water. Water lost in urine or evaporation can be replaced by eating water-rich foods such as insects and berries, or by simply taking a drink.

Water also provides a convenient place to bathe. During warm weather birds routinely immerse themselves in shallow puddles of water. They fluff their feathers and flap their wings to insure that every feather gets soaked. When they leave the water, they fluff and shake their feathers, and preen. Clean feathers insulate the body from summer heat and winter cold.

Finally, after a cold bath on a hot day a bird might just feel better and look better to other birds. A good soaking may relive the itch and discomfort caused by mites and feather lice. And a smartly groomed male, whose appearance helps attract females, holds a mate’s attention, and deters competitors, may be taken more seriously than its less fastidious counterparts.

These virtues have been known for years and in large measure explain the historic popularity of backyard bird baths. Bird lovers go to great lengths to satisfy their backyard visitors. Unfortunately bird baths are just that – baths. After just a few soakings, a traditional bird bath turns into a warm soupy broth of dirty water, shed feathers and droppings – hardly an irresistible place to take a drink.

In 1989 Tom Hollyday, a lifelong animal lover, decided backyard birds deserved better. “I wanted to build a device that would keep water cool in the hot weather, use solar power to keep water liquid in cold weather, and was easy to keep clean,” he recalls. “In the process I eliminated the drudgery of scrubbing traditional bird baths and the expense and bother of electric heating elements.”

Hollyday presented his solution to the bird dilemma and called it the “Solar Sipper.” It consists of three parts. The top cover keeps dirt and debris from soiling the water, while a single small hole offer thirsty birds an ideal drinking platform. The main bowl rests inside a larger outer bowl. The air space between the bowls insulates the water from temperature extremes. In winter, the passive solar heats keeps the water from freezing down to 20 degrees F when the fresh water is placed out in the sun. During the summer, the air space prevents the water from overheating. In other words, the Solar Sipper provides clean fresh drinking water all year long – simply, reliably and inexpensively. If you already have a bird bath, the Solar Sipper is a perfect complement to insure that clean drinking water is always available.

Though the Solar Sipper can be post-mounted, it works even better when placed directly on the ground. Dr. Scott Shalloway, one of the nation’s leading authorities on attracting backyard birds, calls the Solar Sipper a “remarkably simple and effective watering device. So often the best ideas are the simple ones. I’ve seen everything from cardinals to blue jays to chickadees and goldfinches drinking for my Solar Sipper, which I keep on the ground about five feet from a tray feeder.”

Performance and reviews of Solar Sippers

Happy Bird Corporation We’re Happy Bird Corporation, a 21st century team of eclectic innovators producing:   – safe animal watering products for saving nature   – research in American history as a guide to the future   – new ideas in literature and living
Happy Bird Corporation – Solar Sippers for clean fresh drinking water for wild birds and pets.

Super Solar Sipper Performance Data

Research Data: Report to Happy Bird Corporation on Predicted Water Temperatures in the new Solar Sipper (Model 10040) Compiled by John Duffy, J. J. Associates, Winchester, MA – 1 June 1998

I have been developing a mathematical model of the thermal performance of solar sippers under various weather conditions. I have also been monitoring the temperatures of solar sippers during winter conditions on the front steps of my house on a number of days. Comparisons of performance of the “old” and “new” sippers have been made as well as predictions as to “How cold can it get before the water in the sippers freezes?” I wish to summarize the results of these measurements and analyses.

The methodology of the study briefly was: – Develop a mathematical model of the temperature of water in a solar sipper based on principle of heat transfer, taking into account effects of solar irradiation, ambient temperatures and wind, initial water temperature, sipper material properties that affect solar transmission and heat transfer – Adjust some of the thermal parameters in the model so that the predicted temperatures match closely the measured water temperatures on a typical sunny winter day (specifically Feb 6th, 1998) – Use the model to predict the performance of both the “old” (black top and red sides [Model 10008]) and “new” (HDPE clear top and sides with black interiors [Model 10040]) sippers under other simulated weather conditions

It is important to point out that the thermal performance of the sipper in reality is a function of many variables. Specifically, on any given day the following can affect the temperature of the water:  – day of the year (affects incident sun angles) – geographic location of the sipper (also affects incident sun angles) – degree of cloudiness – degree of shading from external objects (e.g. buildings, trees) – wind speed around the sippers – temperature of whatever is underneath the sipper (ground, wood, air, etc.) – initial temperature of the water – how much water is in the sipper (I would recommend filling to the lip of the lid), and, of course – ambient temperature (which typically varies over the day)

Obviously, if I systematically varied all of the above parameters to find the combinations predicted to result in no freezing of water, the number of such combinations would be very large and difficult to apply for a customer. Even though I have simplified the simulation to keep the results straightforward, it is important to keep in mind the limitations of the results described below.

In the simulations, I kept all weather conditions as on the day I measured the actual sipper water temperature (i.e. a clear February 6th near Boston with no measurable wind near the sippers) and varied only the ambient temperature until the simulated water temperature reached 32 F. The simulated initial water temperature was 63 F, but the results were independent of the initial water temperature. For the “old” sipper {Model 10008) with a constant simulated ambient temperature of 20F, no freezing took place during daylight hours. For the “new” HDPE sipper (Model 10040), the constant ambient temperature could go down to 14 F.

Constant ambient temperatures during the daylight hours are of course very rare and therefore not too realistic. Consequently, I searched a weather database for some recorded hourly weather data to use with the simulation model. The database is called WYEC2, and is available from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, and is made up of actual historical weather records with different months from different years pieced together to represent a typical meteorological year. I found the coldest day of the year for Boston (a relatively clear January 12th) and entered the ambient temperatures for the day and adjusted the model clear sky solar irradiation to match the daily total irradiation on the horizontal in the database. The average ambient temperature during the daylight hours varied from 7 F to 18 F and averaged 13 F. The new HDPE solar sipper (Model 10040) water did not freeze during daylight hours. (back to top)

 

Product Reviews, Articles and Testimonials

Birding Business – Early Spring 2003

“Cool, Clear Sizzle – How to promote the benefit of backyard water features”

“Tom Hollyday of Happy Bird has developed a line of products that enforce separation of drinking and bathing. Hollyday has also put thought into energy efficient ways to heat and cool the water to compensate for those seasonal stressors of ice and heat. By separating the mess of bathing from the need for clean drinking water, the threat of spreading disease is removed.”

“Water is cool, and water sizzles. It is key to birding habitat success.”

 Product Reviews, Articles and Testimonials

“Drinking and Bathing Just Don’t Mix”
Dr. Scott Shalloway and Tom Hollyday

“Water. It’s out most precious natural resource. Without it, life as we know it would cease to exist. It’s the source and support of all life on earth. And for backyard birders, water’s the secret to attracting a colorful collections of visitors all year long.

The virtues of water are many, but most importantly water satisfies thirst. Animal tissue is approximately 70 percent water. Water lost in urine or evaporation can be replaced by eating water-rich foods such as insects and berries, or by simply taking a drink.

Water also provides a convenient place to bathe. During warm weather birds routinely immerse themselves in shallow puddles of water. They fluff their feathers and flap their wings to insure that every feather gets soaked. When they leave the water, they fluff and shake their feathers, and preen. Clean feathers insulate the body from summer heat and winter cold.

Finally, after a cold bath on a hot day a bird might just feel better and look better to other birds. A good soaking may relive the itch and discomfort caused by mites and feather lice. And a smartly groomed male, whose appearance helps attract females, holds a mate’s attention, and deters competitors, may be taken more seriously than its less fastidious counterparts.

These virtues have been known for years and in large measure explain the historic popularity of backyard bird baths. Bird lovers go to great lengths to satisfy their backyard visitors. Unfortunately bird baths are just that – baths. After just a few soakings, a traditional bird bath turns into a warm soupy broth of dirty water, shed feathers and droppings – hardly an irresistible place to take a drink.

In 1989 Tom Hollyday, a lifelong animal lover, decided backyard birds deserved better. “I wanted to build a device that would keep water cool in the hot weather, use solar power to keep water liquid in cold weather, and was easy to keep clean,” he recalls. “In the process I eliminated the drudgery of scrubbing traditional bird baths and the expense and bother of electric heating elements.”

Hollyday presented his solution to the bird dilemma and called it the “Solar Sipper.” It consists of three parts. The top cover keeps dirt and debris from soiling the water, while a single small hole offer thirsty birds an ideal drinking platform. The main bowl rests inside a larger outer bowl. The air space between the bowls insulates the water from temperature extremes. In winter, the passive solar heats keeps the water from freezing down to 20 degrees F when the fresh water is placed out in the sun. During the summer, the air space prevents the water from overheating. In other words, the Solar Sipper provides clean fresh drinking water all year long – simply, reliably and inexpensively. If you already have a bird bath, the Solar Sipper is a perfect complement to insure that clean drinking water is always available.

Though the Solar Sipper can be post-mounted, it works even better when placed directly on the ground. Dr. Scott Shalloway, one of the nation’s leading authorities on attracting backyard birds, calls the Solar Sipper a “remarkably simple and effective watering device. So often the best ideas are the simple ones. I’ve seen everything from cardinals to blue jays to chickadees and goldfinches drinking for my Solar Sipper, which I keep on the ground about five feet from a tray feeder.”

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Happy Bird Corporation – Publications

   

Welcome to the online store of Happy Bird Publications, publishers of wildlife manuals and the River Sunday Mystery Romance Series.

Gold – A Novel
Gold has always meant great wealth. A likeable young lawyer, John Neale, and his pretty astronomer girlfriend are searching for lost money when they discover a strange and very different meaning for the precious metal, one which will change their lives forever. In Book Four of the River Sunday Mystery Romances, a well loved priest dies suddenly at his altar, leaving behind a missing fortune in twenty dollar bills. Native American old burial mounds, excited mobs of treasure seekers, past legends of space visitors, a stalking killer who burns victims to death. and a coin from an ancient mogul combine for a fast paced story right up to the terrifying end.

Available online at the following web stores:
Goggle Books.com
booksamillion.com
www.booksonboard.com
powells.com
barnesandnoble.com
Order paperback here

List $12.95 (No Shipping Charge)

Powerboat Racer- A Novel
A disgraced foreign correspondent, Harry Jacobsen, starts a new life as editor of a small Chesapeake weekly. He quickly finds himself reporting what becomes the biggest story of his newspaper life after children find an old race boat sunk in a marsh and uncover a crime of absolute evil.

It’s a hot August morning one week before the Homer Kirby Memorial Powerboat Races at River Sunday on the Chesapeake, and the streets are filled with excited drivers, boats, crowds and television network camera teams getting ready to participate in this important national championship. The boat belonged to a black man, the powerboat racer Walker John Douglas. Douglas used the racer to disappear thirty years ago after he was accused of killing two white women and setting the town on fire, causing millions of dollars of destruction… More to come.

Available online at the following web stores:
Powells.com (Adobe Reader)

booksonboard.com (Adobe Reader, MS Reader, Palm Reader)
diesel-ebooks.com (Adobe Reader, MS Reader, Palm Reader)
Lybrary.com
DriveThruPG.com
eReadable.com
indiebound.org

List $14.95  plus s/h

Slave Graves – A Novel
Tom Hollyday’s newest novel “Slave Graves” is set in contemporary, coastal Maryland and explores issues both current and timeless: slavery and the triumph of the need to be free; greed versus generosity; and the allure of love. Hollyday’s always present and eclectic universe of Maryland characters living and dead, including a mysterious water man of Mexican heritage, Native Americans, farmers, birdwatchers, Confederates and ghosts, converge on and add color to the site. Read more…

Available online at the following web stores:
Amazon.com (paperback)

www.indiebound.org
eBookMall.com (Adobe Reader, MS Reader, Palm Reader)
Powells.com (Adobe Reader)

booksonboard.com (Adobe Reader, MS Reader, Palm Reader)
diesel-ebooks.com (Adobe Reader, MS Reader, Palm Reader)
fictionwise.com (MS Secure Reader, Palm Reader)
google
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Magnolia Gods
Master storyteller Thomas Hollyday involves us in a tragic spy story and a non stop search for a long missing World War Two seaplane. It’s a mystery romance filled with Hollyday’s wonderful sense of place and unique Chesapeake voice. Join him for another one of the River Sunday novels, filled with back country cults, magic, danger and murder, as well as a heart rending tale of love between two special people.
Read more…

Available online at the following web stores:
Powells.com (Adobe Reader)

booksonboard.com (Adobe Reader, MS Reader, Palm Reader)
ebookmall.com ( MS Reader, Palm Reader)
indiebound.org
diesel-ebooks.com (Adobe Reader, MS Reader, Palm Reader)

List $14.95 (plus s/h)

Tips on Wild Bird Watering
We have assembled these tips for wild bird watering with waterers and birdbaths through years of consolation with leading wild bird enthusiasts.  The reader will find that these tips provide good guidelines for his or her own practice in providing fresh drinking water.
Click here for more informationOrder now with check or money order

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Tips on WildBird Watering

Article – China Trade Brig John Gilpin
Years of research have brought to light information showing that this gallant ship was lost off Staten Island in a snowstorm. Read the exciting account of her voyages and her loss.
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Tips on Wild Bird Watering with Waterers or Birdbaths/Paper 10006 “Tips on Wild Bird Watering with Waterers or Birdbaths,” pamphlet by Thomas Hollyday, Second Edition $5.00
The China Trade Brig John Galpin/Reprint 80001 “The China Trade Brig John Galpin,” eight page article reprint complete with accounts of cargo, by Thomas HollydayMedia- floppy disk, MS Word $15.00
Slave Graves/Paperback 80002 “Slave Graves” by Thomas Hollyday. Archeologists discover an ancient horror on a Maryland farm. Book one of the River Sunday Romance Mystery series. $14.95

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Gold/Paperback 80003 “Gold” by Thomas Hollyday. A young lawyer must find A secret hidden fortune and Decide who gets it . Book four Of the River Sunday Romance Mystery Series $14.95

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Top to bottom , Model 10040 with cardinal, Model 10012 with cat, Model 10008 with chicadee, Model 10011 with chicken, Model 10003

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Dear customers: This store is offered as a convenience for t hose who might not want to buy with credit cards. You may send your check directly to Happy Bird Corporation, PO Box 86, Weston, MA 02493 with a copy of the following order form properly filled out. Thank you.

We should remind you however that Solar Sippers are carried in a large variety of vendors both on the internet and in stores. Check out Amazon, Plow and Hearth, Duncraft, WalMart, Sears, Unbeatable Sales, Goldcrest, A.M. Leonard and many others. At these places you may buy with your credit card or Paypal.

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Welcome to the online store of Solar Sipper solar heated wild bird and pet drinking water stations and birdbaths, and Happy Bird Publications, publishers of wildlife manuals.A sip of fresh water is better than none at all, so wet their whistles.®

 

Solar Sipper Waterers
All Season Deluxe Wild Bird Watering Station Model (10008) The Model 10008 Deluxe Solar Sipper is the best product for clean, fresh drinking water for wild birds on the market today. This water station does it all. Unlike a birdbath, it covers the water to keep it clean. It insulates to keep water cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. It heats with a unique solar design against winter ice to 20 degrees F. See all Solar Sipper ModelsOrder now with check or money order

 
 
$22.95 (plus s/h)
All Season Maxpower Wild Bird Watering Station (10007) Maximum black surface for solar heating – The Model 10007 Maxpower Solar Sipper is the best product for clean, fresh drinking water for wild birds on the market today. This water station does it all. Unlike a birdbath, it covers the water to keep it clean. It insulates to keep water cooler in the summer and warmer in winter. It heats with a unique solar design against winter ice to 20 degrees F. See all Solar Sipper ModelsOrder now with check or money order

 
 
$29.95 (plus s/h)
All Season Super Solar Sipper Wild Bird Watering Station (10040) The Model 10040 Super Solar Sipper solar heated portable fresh drinking water station for wild birds is designed with birds in mind to go where they go at any time of year. Tough plastic cover keeps water clean for a day’s drinking while the patented top design keeps enough solar heat to keep water from freezing to 15 degrees F. all day in winter sun, depending on sun and wind conditions. Order now with check or money order

 
 
$34.95 (plus s/h)
All Season Deluxe Pet Sipper – Pet Watering Station (10012) The Model 10012 Pet Sipper is a safe and reliable Solar Sipper animal watering stations, engineered for providing fresh drinking water. The water surface is covered to keep water clean while the unit is insulated for year-round use. Winter use is possible due to the patented solar top. In winter, simply fill with warm water, put out in the winter sun and the unit will remain unfrozen all day to 20 deg. F. Order now with check or money order

 
 
$39.95 (plus s/h)
All Season Standard Commercial – Pet Watering Station (10011) The Model 10011 Pet Sipper is a safe and reliable Solar Sipper animal watering stations, engineered for providing fresh drinking water. The water surface is covered to keep water clean while the unit is insulated for year-round use. Winter use is possible due to the patented solar top. In winter, simply fill with warm water, put out in the winter sun and the unit will remain unfrozen all day to 20 deg. F. Order now with check or money order

 
 
$29.95 (plus s/h)
Mounting bracket (10004) Mounting bracket for all Solar Sipper models. Mounting hardware included. Order now with check or money order

 
 
$16.95 (plus s/h)
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Solar Sipper Parts
Solar Black Outer Cup (10023) Order now with check or money order

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$13.95 (plus s/h)
Berry Red outer cup (10024) Order now with check or money order

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$16.95 (plus s/h)
Translucent outer cup (10027)Order now with check or money order

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Solar Sipper inner cup (10025) Fits all Solar SippersOrder now with check or money order

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$10.95 (plus s/h)
Solar Top for Pet Sipper (white) (10022) For small animals, 4″ hole, to convert 10007, 10008 from wild bird to animal useOrder now with check or money order

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$13.95 (plus s/h)
Solar top for wild birds (10026) Replaces top for 10040Order now with check or money order

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$9.95 (plus s/h)
Solar Top (black) for Wild Birds (10021) 1 1/2″ hole, fits 10007, 10008Order now with check or money order

$9.95 (plus s/h)
Blue Solar Sipper (10003) Non electric, All Season wild bird Garden Blue Solar Sipper with Garden blue footed base and translucent top. Top keeps water clean, safe-no elecric wites, solar top uses sun to keep water clear of ice to 20 deg.F, Ambient, air space keeps water coll in summer, warm in winter.Order now with check or money order

$31.95 (plus s/h)
Blue with Bracket (10014) Garden Blue Solar Sipper (see description above item: 10003) with Bracket (10004).Order now with check or money order

$39.95 (plus s/h)
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Consumer Prices – January 2015

 

Stock # UPC Code Description List Price  S&H* Total  Qty  Total
STD SS 10007 Wild Bird– Maxpower Solar Sipper® Includes Solar Black footed base and Solar Black top $29.95 $10.00 $39.95
DLX SS 10008 Wild Bird– Deluxe Solar Sipper® Includes Wild Berry footed base and Solar Black top $26.95 $10.00 $32.95
BKT 10004 Wild Bird – Solar Sipper® mounting bracket fits 10007, 10008, 10040 $16.95 $10.00 $26.95
STD PET SIPPER 10011 Pet Solar Sipper® black – 4″ dia hole, translucent top $29.95 $10.00 $39.95
DLX PET SIPPER 10012 Pet Solar Sipper® red – 4″ dia hole, translucent top $39.95 $10.00 $49.95
SUPER SOLAR SIPPER 10040 Wild Bird – Super Solar Sipper® Includes translucent (white) top and bowl, footed base $34.95 $10.00 $44.95
TOP 10021 Solar Top (black) for Wild Birds – 1 1/2″ hole, fits 10007, 10008 $9.95 $5.00 $14.95
TOP 10022 Solar Top (white) for small animals, 4″ hole, to convert 10007, 10008 from wild bird to animal use $13.95 $5.00 $18.95
TOP 10026 Solar top for wild birds, replaces top for 10040 $9.95 $5.00 $14.95
OUTER CUP 10023 Solar black outer cup, replacement top for Solar Sippers 10007 & 10008 $13.95 $5.00 $18.95
OUTER CUP 10024 Berry red outer cup, fits Solar Sippers® and Baths $16.95 $5.00 $21.95
OUTER CUP 10027 Translucent outer cup; fits Solar Sippers® $16.95 $5.00 $21.95
INNER CUP 10025 Solar Sipper® inner cup, fits all Solar Sippers® $10.95 $5.00 $15.95
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Blue Solar Sipper 10003 Non electric, All Season wild bird Garden Blue Solar Sipper with Garden blue footed base and translucent top. Top keeps water clean, safe-no elecric wites, solar top uses sun to keep water clear of ice to 20 deg.F, Ambient, air space keeps water coll in summer, warm in winter. $31.95 $10.00 $41.95
Blue with Bracket 10014 Garden Blue Solar Sipper (see description above item: 10003) with Bracket (10004) $39.95 $10.00 $49.95
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Fiction – Night Bugs

Night Bugs – published in Paean

Will Jemper coming home whistling, clumping along the dirt road in the black night. Bugs and cricket chattering in the woods with their lives. Then the unmooned starlight warning with a bare glint from polished steel barrel of the double twelve shotgun, warning of Juke Terment there, his boots dead in the road, the gun muzzles pointing at Will. Neither man spoke but night rattling stopped, almost patiently to wait. There was no more whistling or moving towards as Will stood there, watching the small roundness of that steel, his eyes terrified. Then his hands up across his chest in a vaudeville of protection and the dark among the trees is wild light, roaring, the shotgun went off, both barrels, to cut his body in half.

Dust settling again with some of the dirt plastering itself into the flowing blood. The crickets rattling now and a pleasant hoot by an owl deep in the trees. Night bugs and then the sound of two brass shells ejecting into the dirt and finally the tread by a heavy man carrying a shotgun, a padding almost too soft, Juke walking back down the road, once muttering,

“That’ll teach the sonofabitch.”

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Fiction – Green Ribbon

Green Ribbon – published in The Charles Street Review

“It’s when they stink up the cab that it’s bad, it don’t pay,” the black cabbie thought as he shifted at the light. He watched the young girl with the baby and the little boy that crawled. The baby was wrapped in a red and blue blanket. It was the baby that was causing the smell. ”Bad at the bus terminal, no choice in your fare, have to take them as they come, take what you can get.” The young mother was white and had long unkempt blonde hair. ”Long bus ride.” She reminded him of the home he left when he was a young man. Same kind of mean and little, bitter look to it. Home didn’t always stink, just some- times, sometimes. “She ain’t going to tip, sure.”

“Yes mam you see my husband, he’s supposed to be here in B – – -, and that’s why we come here.” The blonde girl stood in front of the reception desk of the small real estate company, and the secretary named Jerry watched her silently, thinking how frail this young mother is. The secretary held a key to a third floor apartment up the street. A piece of white paper was on the desk blotter in front of the secretary. The paper said that the party agrees to prepay one week’s rent and that at such time as the party would intend to change address, the extra week’s rent would be refunded.

The phone rang.

“Jerry, you want me for something?”

“Yes, Mr. Blakeson, we have a young woman here who wants to rent 2829 third floor. But she can’t give us the prepay.”

“Well, tell her we can’t accept that.”

“She has two children with her, Mr. Blakeson. Her husband is here in the city working somewhere and she has just come up from the South to join him. She says it will take a while to locate him and let him know she is here. She’s very young, Mr. Bakeson.”

“White?”

“Yes sir.”

“No reason to doubt her then, I guess. Those two kids. How old is she?”

“How old are you, honey?”

“Seventeen, mam.”

“She’s seventeen, Mr. Blakeson.”

“Rent it to her. Good. I’ll stop over and see her about it. Anything else, Jerry?”

“No sir.” The secretary laughed as she hung up the phone.

“All right, Mrs. Donlin, the boss says you can have the room, but only for a week.”

“Oh thank you mam. Hey you Charleyboy, you leave that thing alone.” The high pitched angry voice stopped the two year old child from crawling further over the typewriter. He had snarled the keys. He fell back to the floor and grinned at the secretary. The mother calmed again and pulled the child’s hand and shifted the weight of the baby in her arms. She had been holding the baby for a long time now. The secretary watched. She had never had her own children.

“How old is he?”

“Oh, Charleyboy, that’s after my husband, he’s two years now, and this one is three months.”

“Well, I guess you’ll want to get up to 2829 and wash of all that road dirt and everything.”

“Yes mam, that sure would be nice.”

“Chauncey will show you where the apartment is.”

“Thank you mam.”

“Chauncey, Mr. Blakeson was here this morning and said to have you go over and help Mrs. Donlin move an icebox. She told him last night that it was in the wrong place. You can do that after you get through cleaning the office.”

“Yes mam, you see today is my wife’s birthday and I was planning on getting home early today.”

“Well, I’m sorry about that.”

“Yes mam.”

He heard someone inside tell him to go ahead in, so he opened the door. 2829 was almost unfurnished. Two or three chairs. And there was the huge noise of rhythm and blues music. Suddenly the blonde poked her head around the bedroom doorway and yelled at him. “It’s the icebox out in the kitchen. Do I have to show you? Wait a minute.” Chauncey went out to the kitchen. He was thinking about his wife and about having to come up here and move this icebox for trash like that naked woman in the other room. The little boy come crawling across the floor, his fingers holding a smashed roach and his clothes unchanged from the day before when Chauncey had brought this woman and her kids to this apartment. He didn’t hear the baby crying in the bedroom because the radio music was too loud. He opened the door of the icebox and saw the small loaf of bread and the half empty bottle of milk. When he closed the door, many bugs scrambled in several wild directions and the little boy gave chase, making child noises.

“Like a cat, Chauncey thought. He felt sad. He smiled at the kid. Charleyboy grinned up at him and sat back on his bare feet in the middle of the worn linoleum floor where some of the once yellow flower pattern still showed. She came into the kitchen. She was wearing the dress she had worn the day before. The only change was the bright green ribbon in her hair.

“Yes mam, you want this icebox moved somewheres?”

“Listen, you black sonofabitch,” she stood there and said in that same voice she had used in the office on Charleyboy, that same sudden shift from southern slowness to quick harsh anger, “don’t you do no hurrying of no white woman.” And then she kicked of her bedroom slippers which skittered across the floor, and she flopped down in the only chair in the kitchen, putting her feet up on the kitchen table, and, looking at Chauncey, she laughed and he could hear that laugh over the sounds of Charleyboy chasing his mother’s slippers and over the noise of the rhythm blues music.

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SLAVE GRAVES: A NOVEL
THOMAS HOLLYDAY, Happy Bird Corporation, Weston, MA, paperback, (285p)
ISBN: 0-9741287-0-8

Thomas Hollyday writes this novel against a modern setting. Dr. Frank Light, a famous archaeologist, is called to give his opinion on a shipwreck site at River Sunday in Maryland, over which Jake Terment, a rich businessman wants to build a bridge. Jake is a suave but unscrupulous person who wants Dr. Light to merely look at it as a formality, and he intends to go ahead with his plan regardless of the outcome of the survey. Assisting Dr. Light are Maggie Davis, the state Archaeologist and a Pastor Jefferson, a black preacher. These two care about the site and Dr. Light also begins to share their convictions and the sense of responsibility towards the historical significance of the place. What they discover is the most shocking part of the book and to reveal it would be to ruin it. However, Jake Terment wants to proceed with his construction, against Dr. Light & Co’s wishes, and amidst protests from a nature conservation group headed by Birdey Pond. The climax of the story is how Jake Terment tries to go ahead and the ironic manner in which he meets his end. A book worth reading for its vivid imagery and value system; it is hard to think that all of it is mere fiction, and it makes you want to actually visit the intriguing site.

BookWire Review
November 24, 2004

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