Who wins the husband-wife bird calling contest in the middle of the street?

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- If you're a bird watcher, a birder, there's a new flock in town.

They're gathering on Poydras Street.

WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood says you don't need binoculars to get a great view.

Birds of a feather flock together.  But the five coming in for a landing in the middle of New Orleans, they're birds of bags and old golf clubs and old tree branches and lots of other stuff.

Wild Bill wonders if they're dirty birds?

According to their keepers and creators, they're recycled birds.

The keepers and creators are a couple and a couple of artists from Boston.

They are Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlin.

They work together as a team and call themselves, The Myth Makers.

They built the birds back in Boston.  There are five of them. There's a falcon, a hawk, an owl, a crow and a pigeon.  How could you public art birds without having a piegeon!

Before their arrival in New Orleans, the birds spent six months on Broadway.  They were set up in New York in Times Square.

When you build birds from the sort of stuff most of us consider to be just junk, you become a bit of a strange bird.

Take a look and take a listen as Wild Bill conducts the first on Earth, husband versus wife, bird calling contest in the middle of a New Orleans street.