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Project by jackass posted 10-12-2009 04:16 PM 1629 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had nothing to do with this carving, and decided to post it as it is a thing of beauty. It stands about 8 feet high and is in front of a Bed and Breakfast near my home. We have carvers that do this all over my area, this one was especially nice. They are mostly done on Dutch Elm trees that have died of disease. Truro and Amherst Nova Scotia have them all over the streets in the town. This one is painted, most aren’t. We have Blue Herons in the area, a Crane like bird about 30 pounds that primarily feed on fish, there is one in the water in front of my house now. Enjoy.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada





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#1 posted 10-12-2009 05:26 PM

A very nice carving. You are fortunate to have such talented carvers in your town. Here is a carving of a monkey I found during my trip to Myanmar.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 10-12-2009 05:29 PM

Very thoughtful of you to post something that isn’t yours…..just for other to enjoy. Very much appreciated.
We have these birds in Wisconsin as well. Fun to watch them fly out of the water. Compared to other water fowl, it’s kind of like watching a 747 taxi down a run-way….not sure if they are going to make it off the ground they are so big.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 10-12-2009 05:35 PM

wish we had something similar around where I live. Thanks for posting

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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#4 posted 10-12-2009 05:36 PM

We have had one or two on our river here too they are spectacular birds. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 10-13-2009 01:00 AM

Nice carving, thanks for letting us see.
I am fortunate to live on one of the migrating bird flyways, each fall and spring these creatures can be seen in the corn fields, rivers and ponds all over the area. I dont think I’ve ever seen one 8 foot tall though…...and would not prefer to see one either.
Good post

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#6 posted 10-14-2009 04:49 AM

Cool carvings

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#7 posted 10-17-2009 11:44 AM

thanks for sharing. This is WONDERFUL.
I love Blue Herons—especially when I hear the pterodactyl squawk come out of the graceful and serene bird.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 10-30-2010 04:06 PM

Hi Jack,

I know that carving.
I live in Sackville (NB) and used to work in Amherst with the guy that carved all of those in Amherst, his name is Bruce Hebert and he is an extremely talented artist.

Mike in Sackville

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#9 posted 05-27-2011 05:23 AM

The picture is appreciated. We have blue Great Blue Herons in our area swamps and rivers, but my best siting was on the Dune in Buctoche before they built the boardwalk. My 2 older boys were about 12 and 10 (now 32 and 30) when we walked the length of the Dune to the light house. We walked around a few of their nesting areas, trying not to disturb them. We were upset to witness a few wild ATV’s tearing up the area. Glad to see Irving has decide to protect that area.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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