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The Folk Art of Greg Goul — Carvings, Inspiration, Nature, and Sketches.

Here’s another great video by Lang Elliott celebrating the Bobolink. The Bobolink is quickly becoming one of my favorite birds, with its striking black and white reversed tuxedo appearance. No other North American bird has a white back and black underparts. Bobolinks are found in tall grasslands, uncut pastures, overgrown fields and meadows.

On his blog, A Birder’s Notebook, Les Houser wrote about the Bobolink’s loss of habitat and the disappearance of a once plentiful species due to suburban sprawl and the development of outdoor sports complexes. Give it a read.

The American robin is active mostly during the day and assembles in large flocks at night. Its diet consists of beetle grubs, earthworms, and caterpillars, fruits, and berries. It is one of the earliest bird species to lay eggs, beginning to breed shortly after returning to its summer range from its winter range. Its nest consists of long coarse grass, twigs, paper, and feathers, and is smeared with mud and often cushioned with grass or other soft materials. It is among the first birds to sing at dawn, and its song consists of several discrete units that are repeated.

This folk art bird carving of an American Robin is carved from Basswood. I used milk paints, various stains, and techniques to age the carving.

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