BLUE JAY FLEDGLINGS
COMMON LOON in DISPLAY POSTURE
Here's a bird I have "always" wanted to carve! I'm so glad I'm finally getting around to carving some! I used to love to see them and hear them, while growing up in upstate New York and Canada. It has been many years since I've seen this special bird. It's time I make one to hang on my wall.
EASTERN PAINTED TURTLES
A 3/4-size Common Loon
For the past few weeks, I've been carving Loons - partly because I was asked to provide some for the newly opened Adirondack Loons & Trails store in Saranac Lake; partly because I am fascinated by these beautiful birds, and never tire trying to capture their anatomy and 'essence'.
I didn't take photos of this Loon's earlier progress, because other slide shows [below] of previous Loon carvings show the procedure.
18" COMMON LOONS
7" COMMON LOONS
10" COMMON LOONS
14" COMMON LOONS
CAPE MAY WARBLERS
If you've ever been to the beach, you've probably seen these cute little birds running along just out of reach of the waves. Except for a single Solitary Sandpiper I carved as many as forty-five years ago, or so, these will be my first shorebirds. I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out!
Here's another species I'm carving for the first time: the very handsome and secretive Lincoln's Sparrow. I've wanted to carve this bird for quite a few years, so I'm thankful for a customer who recently suggested that I should carve some of the lesser known and seldom seen Adirondack species.