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Shorebird decoys are often the most graceful of the old carvings.  Traditionally they were used for
hunting until shorebird hunting was banned in 1918.  A market gunner would take a burlap bag full
of shorebird stickups onto the beach and plant them in the sand on the water's edge. When some
shorebirds were shot out of the flock over the decoys, the remaining flock members would circle
around to see what happened with poor results.  Restaurants often had selections such as Plover Stew.

Luckily, now we can appreciate the beautiful traditional lines without the hunting.  Call or email me
with any questions at 888-883-8574 or
gstarr@together.net.



The curlew is comfortable with its surroundings and feeds in the mud/sand.

Feeding Curlew

$160.00
Quantity:

The miniature GBH is on two legs on a wooden stand. The tail stands 7.5 inches tall and the length from bill to tail is 9 inches.

 


Great Blue Heron, Striking Position/ Miniature

$85.00
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The curlew has just landed on a mud or sand bank and is looking for danger before feeding.

Curlew, Standing

$160.00
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After feeding and than checking for danger, the curlew will run to another spot on the flats and fed again.

Curlew, Running

$160.00
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The piping plover is an endangered shore bird found on sandy ocean front shores.

Piping Plover, Miniature

$75.00
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Shorebirds generally have an oil sack at the base of their tails which they use to maintain their feathers.

Sandpiper, Preening

$75.00
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Sandpipers gather on the water's edge being pushed up the beach with the incoming waves and feeding as the waves recede.

Sandpiper, Feeding

$75.00
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The egret strikes with its bill at prey which come near its feet.

Egret, American, Striking:Miniature

$85.00
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Starr Decoys - 782 Weybridge Road Weybridge, VT 05753
Phone: 888-883-8574 Email: gstarr@together.net