Wood Carvings

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"GREAT BLUE HERON"

12"h x 14"w

price $1,500

It's quite a sight to see a Great Blue Heron flying overhead with its slowly beating wings that span 7 feet. It can be just as fascinating to se a 4 foot bird standing on its thin, long legs, frozen in shallow water waiting for prey to come within striking distance. The Great Blue Heron is the largest of our heron and is the most widespread of the heron family. They breed in colonies, nesting in tall mature trees. The birds have a white head with a black stripe running back over the eyes that ends in black plumes at the rear of the head. It gets its name from the blue/gray color of the body and wings. There are long, thin, light feathers on the back and neck.


"RED TAILED HAWK"

12"h x 4"w

price $1,000

Red tails get their name from their brick red tails.  The tails are shorter and wings long enabling them to soar high in the sky for prolonged periods.  While they soar, their extremely sharp eyes are watching for any movement on the ground and with a single whistling dive they brake at ground level to catch the prey.  You will also frequently see them perched on fence posts ready to pounce.  The hawks are located throughout most of North America.  I was inspired by one that waited until I was within 10 feet before it broke from the ground, flew into a nearby tree, and gave me a great pose.


"AMERICAN KESTREL"

9"h x 8"w

price $1,000

This is a life size carving of an American Kestrel, one of the world's smallest falcons. They like to nest and hunt where there are people and are located throughout the U.S. Frequently they are perched on power lines and fence posts, hunting agricultural fields, golf courses and roadsides. They were once called Sparrow Hawks but, as falcons, play an important role in the sport of falconry. Their small size makes them easy to handle and are great birds for beginner falconers.


"CALIFORNIA QUAIL"

9"h x 13"w

price $900


These quail are located in the California, Oregon and Washington areas.  They run thru our yard with their top knots bobbing and we see them in large quantities at Lake Chelan where we like to vacation.  At first they appear to be just a blue/gray bird but when examined closely have some wonderful chest and underside feathers, beautiful white stripes under a chestnut brown cap and very distinctive pointed neck feathers, each with a tip of white.  Their top knot is really a single feather with the barbs on either side of the quill folded upward.  A real treat is to see the parents running along followed by a brood of chicks.


"RED SHAFTED FLICKER"

10" h x 5"w

price $800


These birds are a member of the woodpecker family and are plentiful in the western U.S. and Canada.  They are also referred to as "northern flickers".  They have a reddish color on the underside of the primary  and tail feathers and have a distinctive red moustache.  The flickers are basically a ground feeding bird, leaving the tree trunks for other woodpecker species.  They have a large white patch of feathers on their rump area that is very visible when they fly away from you.


"TOP OF THE MORNING"

10"h x 4"w

price $700


I stepped into my yard one morning and encountered a House Wren with its tail high in the air as if to give me a cheery greeting.  He seemed to be saying "top of the morning" just before he hopped down into the shrubs and flowers, darting and scurrying around carrying on his busy day.  Wrens have a persistent, high pitched, bubbly song.  House as well as Winter Wrens are common in this area.


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