WHIMBREL HAND CARVED BIRD DECOY
Alaskan folk artist David Personius of Two Rivers, Alaska, makes hand carved and hand painted decorative bird decoys
Measures approximately 15.5" tall, 10.5" from tail to bill, and 5" deep
From the Audubon Field Guide: The most widespread of the curlews, nesting in the Arctic across North America and Eurasia, wintering on the coasts of six continents. Whimbrels tend to concentrate in flocks at a few favored spots in migration, so that the observer sees either many of them or else very small numbers. The name "Whimbrel," originating in England, apparently began as a loose interpretation of the bird's call.