Full size whistling swan decoy by Reggie Birch, Chincoteague, Virginia. "R.Birch" carved in underside. A large railroad spike is attached as a balise. Two oak boards have been glued to underside so the swan will display without tipping. Reggie is an award-winning carver who has been carving decoys since 1977. He began with miniature waterfowl and progressed to full scale carvings.
PERIOD: Last Half 20th CenturyORIGIN: Virginia, United States
SIZE: 36"L x 13" x 24"