SHARP-SHINNED HAWK

June 2018: Sharp-Shinned Hawk carved from Birch. This was one of four half-sized carvings I made for the 2018 Walk in the Woods Art Fair.

Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Carved from Basswood - June 2018

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Before photo is to the left & after photo is above. Pictured in the after photo from left to right: Great Horned Owl carved from Birch, Boreal Owl carved from Basswood, Great Horned Owl carved from Pine and Sharp-Shinned Hawk carved from Birch.

Carvings for 2018 Walk in the Woods
Carvings for 2018 Walk in the Woods

May 2014: Sharp-Shinned Hawk carved from Birch.

Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Carved from Birch - May 2014

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Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Carved from Birch - May 2014

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Sharp-Shinned Hawk
Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Carved from Birch - May 2014

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A tiny hawk that appears in a blur of motion—and often disappears in a flurry of feathers. That’s the Sharp-shinned Hawk, the smallest hawk in North America and a daring, acrobatic flier. These raptors have distinctive proportions: long legs, short wings, and very long tails, which they use for navigating their deep-woods homes at top speed in pursuit of songbirds and mice. They’re easiest to spot in fall on their southward migration, or occasionally at winter feeders.

Sharp-Shinned Hawk