You guys are Awesome.. I see where the string is gonna be part of my standing birds cus I have the same issue Brooke talked about .. Thanks for adding tips and reasons for why you do certain things .. It’s So helpful cus we are not all as good as the pros like Brooke and a few others here , I really appreciate the tips … Ive been using less and less caulking in the heads for sure cus when I have a problem.. it’s usually my fault and involves caulking on feathers .. Your pretty screwed if you get it on the facial feathers .. hard to get out .. I’ve learned to leave it let it set up a bit and it comes off very easy … it’s hard to just leave it but if you try and clean it while wet .. forget it , gona make a mess Sorry I complain about pinfeathers , I really hate them … crap shoot ..can’t do much about them especially in the head on top .. Thanks all great info !