This jaunty black walnut nuthatch is a fine example of master carver Marc DeGagne's work. Nuthatches are active, agile little birds whose common name comes from their habit of jamming large nuts and acorns into tree bark, then whacking them with their sharp bill to “hatch” out the seed from the inside. They often turn sideways and upside down on vertical surfaces. This carving is one-of-a-kind and will be a much-loved addition to anyone's space.
The Manzanita branch is approximately 5" tall and the nuthatch is 4 1/4".
Award-winning artist and master carver Marc Degagne, lived for more than 30 years on his family farm, at the northern tip of Algonquin Park, in Ontario Canada. He would often steal away into the woods to carve beavers, and other woodland creatures that surrounded him. Completely self taught, and now many years later, Marc has won many awards for his design and artistry and has carved commissioned sculptures for churches and shrines. In tune with the sites and sounds of grey timber wolves, birds, owls, turtles and bears, Degagne captures their spirits in beautiful woods.