A finely carved big and bold real full size Long-billed Curlew. Mark does not carve many of the largest of all the sandpipers and this one is 16″ long. Solid cedar two-piece construction like a hard working decoy in the best Virginia style with Nottingham influence. Carved eyes, raised wings and primaries with a flat sided hardwood bill splined through the head. In a contented pose with a nice carved kink in the neck. Great patina with lots of surface wear and lightly hit by shot. Incised McNair signature on the bottom.
Mark McNair Long-billed Curlew