December 2012: Osprey carved from Birch.
Osprey are large fish-eating raptors common in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Reaching 24 inches in length with a 6-foot wing span, the osprey can tolerate a large variety of habitats and will nest near bodies of water that provide adequate food supplies.
Osprey can easily be identified by their unique wing shape, featuring a distinct kink at the elbow when they fly. Their hunting stance of hovering above the water, followed by their head-first plunge as they stalk the fish, is also a breath-taking sight.