Recently, a friend who enjoys feeder birds enthusiastically, but is not a birder in the capital 'B' sense, asked, "What is pishing?"
(Clockwise from the top of the first collage, the birds are: Eastern Phoebe, Rose-breasted grosbeak, Northern hawk owl, Black-capped chickadee, Baltimore oriole. Clockwise from the top of the second collage, the birds are: Cedar waxwing, Canada goose and goslings, Catbird, Canada goose and goslings, Barred owlet, Broad-winged hawk, Bald eagle, Scarlet tanager, Tufted titmouse, White-crowned sparrow, White-breasted nuthatch)
Amazon has a bunch of books on pishing. Click here for more on that: Amazon.com/Art-Pishing-Attract-Birds-Mimicking/dp/0811732959
There's a very informative and interesting PDF file on pishing here: http://www.bsc-eoc.org/download/BWCfa05.pdf
Thanks to Wikipedia for some of the information.