THE iconic Byron Bay lighthouse sculpture, also known as the disco dong, is now scattered around the region and being celebrated in creative ways by people who purchased individual birds.
People did not hold back their strong opinions on the sculpture, but even those who weren’t fans bought a piece of history.
Others got one because they loved the artist’s work and were sad to see it go.
Annie Cavanough said: “I loved the sculpture and was not happy about it being pulled down. So my parents surprised me with one of the dicky birds for Xmas.”
Louise M. Somerville displayed her birds on her house.
“Flying free again inland,” she wrote. “I liked the sculpture…art is in the eye of the beholder I guess.”
Debby Milgate said: “I didn’t like where it was. Wrong installation in the wrong location.
I bought two.”
Christos Tsesmetzis: “With the amount of birdies, I have, my installation may take a while to complete. Watch this space.”
But the birds are not only being used as decorations, with people getting creative about the potential uses.
Another reader submitted her favourite use of the birds so far: “Jeff Barnes of Barnes Mobile Engineering created the birdle-opener” (aka bottle opener).
Naomi Anne said her mum was using one in her garden….scarecrow style.