Falco columbarius

This carving represents a variation of the merlin seen in “Seaside Search“. The merlin again has a bead on a prey in the distance and is ready to launch. The feather separation is enhanced by a gust of wind. The diorama takes place on the stony side of an inland stream.

The merlin is of tupelo and the branch is of manufactured drift wood. The base is of natural maple burl. It is in a private collection.