When brushing an aviary the brush can be attached in may different ways and usually every bird breeder has their own way of doing this. I use a variety of methods, the first of which I will describe below:
The Poly Pipe Fastening Method:
To use the brush in this way you need the following tools and equipment:
Pieces of 38 mm pipe cut at 450 each end and cordless drill and 20 mm screws to attach to the wall. Wire puller and bag ties to secure the bundles of brush and grass.
Here I use a small amount of grass usually green panic and three branches of prickly leaf paperbark (melaleuca stypheliodes) making sure the end result when gathered together fits into a 38 mm piece of pipe.
This should be the end result. You can arrange the pieces of pipe to attach these bundles in any order you like to achieve the desired result, which could be four or five pieces high, or singly across the wall as shown in the above photo.
Prickly Leaf Paperbark
The above is a photo of the Paperbark I have growing in my back yard. It is approximately eight metre high, and gets a vigorous chop every nesting season. It is also frequently inhabited by Red Headed Finches, White Breasted Pigeons and Crested Pigeons.
It is a definite favourite of the native finches, with up to fifteen nests at a time.