The osprey is a magnificent bird living in almost any location near water. Hovering over the water with beating wings it plunges feet first to seize its prey. Also known as the "Sea Hawk" it has blackish-brown feathers above and a white underside. Its head is mostly white with a broad black cheek patch. It is found on every continent except Antarctica.
The carving of the osprey is especially beautiful. Its head is carefully curved to one side with its golden eyes in search of prey. The realistic painting and texturing creates layers and layers of feathers. It is mounted on wood painted to look like a birch branch.
All of our birds are hand-carved from basswood (a very carveable wood that does not split and takes paint well), hand-feathered and textured to show detail and painted with acrylic paint. The eyes are glass, feet are metal and base is wood.
The osprey carving measures 9 inches from head to tail with an overall height of 12 inches.
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