Peregrine Falcon
peregrine falcon

peregrine falcon front viewperegrine falcon feet

peregrine falcon side view

The Peregrine Falcon was nearly exterminated from eastern North America by pesticide poisoning in the middle 20th century.  This large falcon, 18-20 inches, is now commonly found in urban and suburban areas.  He can reach speeds up to 200 mph while hunting birds and small mammals.

This life sized falcon is  carved from tupelo  wood and painted with many layers of thin acrylic paint.  He rests on a piece of Cambrian Granite.