Monday, January 9, 2012

Another Bird of Wood

Eastern Meadowlark

(Sturnella magna) is the newest carving finished just shy of the 2011 conclusion. It is carved from a piece of American Chestnut dating from the 1800's.  It was finished in such
way as to preserve each and everyone of the "worm" holes
usually present in wood from this almost extinct and former dominant American tree specie.The bird was fitted with cast pewter legs, glass eyes and was set on an old  piece of Locust post. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Older Wood Carving



Puerto Rican Woodpecker (Melanerpes portoricensis)


Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Folk-Art Chicken

Rainbow Trout

Maritime Styled American Bald Eagle

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Black Oystercatcher, (Haematopus bachmani)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

A family of birds of wood

Maritime styled Eagle

Puerto Rican Amazon (Amazona vittata carved from a  round of 
Honduras mahogany


Brook Trout made from American Chestnut

New Year

The New Year 

 

Brings opportunities to make life corrections and /or get us set up new goals to reach an elusive achievement or stage in our lives, to make sense of our individual lives. Thus it brings me to revamp the Bird of Wood.com account back to the old Yahoo web host.  Come back often if it suits you.

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)