Happy Bird Nature Newsletter July 2015



The latest about our nature books, Chesapeake and other fiction, Solar Sipper animal drinking products, water resource issues, and wildlife cartoon books





Water for Backyard Pets and Wildlife by Thomas Hollyday




This is the first book on the subject that we’ve seen anywhere. A winner for a book collection and for gifts. Check it out and we know you will agree this is a handy book. 

You should sell the print version of this book in your store or have it in your nature library. Clean water is the best gift you and your customers can give to animals. .


Remember your backyard is nature’s playground. You do your best to make sure the birds have seed, and that the environment is safe for everyone. But are you really providing the best watering options for your pets and wild friends? This book will ensure that you create the ideal habitat for all animals that come to visit you!







Nature’s Viewpoint by Thomas Hollyday





Want to know what the backyard nature creatures really think? Boston Cartoonist Thomas  Hollyday is loved for his simple insightful creatures. In The Nature Viewpoint  he records the hilarious comments of his imaginary nature realm drawn  from his childhood on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  A recognized humorist with a fluid line, his playful  wildlife drawings  guide us through the  year with some of the funniest most poignant cartoons anywhere.Thomas Hollyday’s funny animal cartoons have  given us good laughs when they have appeared  on the  national scene He was voted to membership in the prestigious New York Cartoonist Graphics Artist Guild. Chuckle at this collection  of his thoughtful and very amusing drawings, penned in his unique, easy to understand and simply drawn style.




$6.99   Your price $4.19  FOB,  MINIMUM Quantity  10 books

Email tomah@solarsippers.com

Let Tom send you a free ebook copy of either to read for yourself or to write a review.









Join Tom in the effort to use less electricity. His invention keeps us from using fossil fuels to make that electricity, and thus, keeps the climate clean. As Tom reminds us, animals deserve what your indoor pets get every day, clean water in a clean dish.


Read his water blog at https://thomashollydaydotcom.wordpress.com/


Deluxe Solar Sipper Wild Bird water station invented for animals by Thomas Hollyday in 1985





The best selling Deluxe Solar Sipper Model 10008 with its 1 ½ inch opening continues to find fans. That’s because it is a unique and useful product. It has the features that count for wild birds.

 (1)It is portable and tough and much better than an open dish or birdbath for drinking.

 (2) It uses passive solar to heat its water. That means that expensive solar cells are not used to convert heat to electricity to run heaters. Instead it directly radiates the heat from a dark surface to the water that the surface covers. It’s simple, inexpensive, and efficient in attracting radiant heat in the same way as black solar pipes placed on a roof in sunlight heat house water every day.

 (3) It is competitive to electric powered drinkers in its temperature range

(4)  It operates in sunlight when animals range outside and like to drink.

(5) It has no wires for animals like chickens to peck or chew.






(6) Operating to about 20 deg. F in winter, it doesn’t allow birds to freeze parts of their bodies like feathers or beaks  as can happen with too hot open water being provided in frigid temperatures.





(7)It covers the water to keep out bacteria.

(8) Its cover keeps wind from cooling the water surface, 

(9) It has air space insulation from its three part construction.

(10) Unlike electric waterers,  it is useful in all seasons, working to cool water in summer, heat in winter.

(11) It is specialized as a drinker instead of a birdbath so birds cannot bathe in it

(12) It fits in well with your daily schedule of providing clean water and food to your pets. The days of filling the birdbath and forgetting it for a week are over with all the pollution and bacteria around.

Your outside pets and wildlife deserve what your indoor pets expect every morning.


 Check out our recent test videos of these Solar Sipper units 10040, 10008, and the dog or commercial version Solar Sipper 10011 in operation on YouTube.  These videos show backyard weather down to 20 degrees F.  with some clouds and light wind compromising the sunlight. The Solar Sippers consistently stayed ice free even though an open water dish froze solid.


















Slave Graves by Thomas Hollyday






















                                       Ghosts are hiding below.


An archeologist tries to save a colonial site against racial and financial violence. Maggie his feisty assistant is sure she’s found something amazing. A clean mystery for the family.


                      Get your FREE  Ebook copy to introduce you to Tom’s Kindle books



Read his book blog   https://achesapeakewriterblog.wordpress.com/











CONTACTS for Thomas Hollyday and Happy Bird




Nationally known historian, novelist and illustrator Tom Hollyday will visit Mystery Loves Company in Oxford, MD, (410-225-0010) on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 11 AM to 1 PM  and Easton Book Center in Easton,  MD,(410-822-7212) on Thursday July 23, 2015 from 11 am to 1 pm. He will sign copies of his novel China Jewel, Book Six in his River Sunday Mystery Romance Series about a small Maryland harbor town. For those who stop by, he’ll also give away a free 12” by 18” copy, suitable for framing, of the page of the original John Gilpin clipper brig logbook, showing its departure from Baltimore May 20, 1832 on its first voyage to Canton, China. China Jewel was partly based on the voyages of the John Gilpin which was built in St Michaels, Maryland in 1831. Tom is an Easton native and editor of the Eastern Shore Writers Association promotion blog on local writers.


Look for this author’s books at the Eastern shore Writers Association booth at the Baltimore Book Festival, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, September 25-27, 2015




Check out Tom’s books at the Boston Writers SIG booth at the Boston Book Festival, Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts





Happy Bird Solar Sipper Products are sold by vendors throughout the world. Happy Bird Publications including Thomas Hollyday Ebooks are sold at Amazon, Nook, Smashwords,


Kobo, Itunes. Paperbacks are available at  Barnes and Noble and selected independent bookstores  Powells,  Mystery Loves Company,  Easton News Center,  and, Wellesley Books.


For Happy Bird,  Contact Happy Bird Corporation, PO Box 86, Weston, MA 02493,  tomah@solarsippers.com   Ask for wholesale and retail prices .


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