Bonasa umbellus

This ruffed grouse beats its wings atop the end of a log, scattering the leaves at its feet. The carving is made entirely of tupelo, basswood and brass.

This piece was recognized with 3rd place at the 33rd Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition (2003), in the category of Intermediate Life-size Upland Game Birds. It is in a private collection.