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First bird I'm not embarrassed by...

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Cowtown guy, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. So it's actually my 4th bird I have tried on my own.
    The first, a starling, I missed a couple steps and ended up tearing it apart because it got too dry. In the garbage it went.
    The second was a bobwhite that was filled with pin feathers and had s bunch of damage from fighting in the pen. By the time I got to mounting it, the poor thing was almost bald and I screwed something else up. Garbage again!
    The third was another starling. It didn't go too bad. I tried some things and learned a lot. It doesn't look good at all but I figure I learned from the experience.
    This one I feel came out decent. It still has stuff wrong with it but I am still learning. I have more birds in the freezer to try to learn more with.
    I am hoping that my tape will hold the barred feathers in place. I can't remember the name of that feather group. I also just hung the bird upside down to have gravity give me a hand with them.
    Be easy folks.
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  2. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Heck yeah!! Id be proud too! Sounds like you had a little trial and error, but learned from it and got one done! Great story. You're braver than me, I still haven't tried using the real head on anything. Thanks for the inspiration.
     

  3. Thanks. I'm the opposite. I have some birds that I want to try an artificial head on and I'm scared to. Lol
     
  4. Great job!!!
     
  5. Thanks a bunch.
     
  6. Great looking work man!!!

    Havent tried birds yet but one of these days I should dabble a bit! They seem pretty cool.
     
  7. Thanks Trevor
     
  8. looks pretty good for just starting out! Keep it up!