The Wooden Bird © 2019

American Widgeon Drake 2017 

Fully detailed entire body textured and woodburned. Inlaid primary feathers. Tupelo block acrylic paint.  Approx. 12 x 5 x 5. 

This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece. . US SOLD

Green Winged Teal Drake 2017

New decoy style detailed head and raised back feathers. Painted and stained.  Sugar pine block acrylic paint. 11 x 5.5 x 5 This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece. SOLD

Pintail Drake 1986

Partially detailed. Inlaid feathers on back and tail. Head, breast, and all back feathers wood burned and textured. Dimensions 13 x 5.5 x 5.25. Sugar Pine with acrylic. This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece.  SOLD

Red Breasted Merganser Smoothie 2016

Stylish blend of classic decoy with a modern touch.  Hand painted in acrylics on basswood. One-of-a-kind Piece 

Wood Duck Drake 1981

This bird is carved and painted in a slightly more primitive style than my current highly detailed birds. Back feathers, head, breast and primaries and tail feathers are wood burned. Inlaid Primary feathers. Hand painted in acrylics on sugar pine. Size 13x5x6  One-of-a-kind Piece  SOLD

American Wigeon Drake 2017

New decoy style detailed head and raised back feathers. Painted and stained.  Sugar pine block acrylic paint. 11 x 5.5 x 5 This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece.

Mallard Hen 2017- A completely carved and wood burned bird.  All markings of feathers were created by a combination of wood burn and texturing. No paint was used on this one of a kind creation.. - Private Collection 

NEW Red Breasted Merganser Drake 2016

One of my favorite carvings. Very striking and powerful piece. Fully detailed with extended wings. Deep carving particularly on the head and back feathers. Over 40 hours of work. Approx Dimensions 13 x 5.5 x 5.25. Basswood with acrylic. Private collection.

Black Duck Drake Sleeper 2018

Commission piece. Totally carved and textured. Hand-painted in acrylics on Tupelo. 1st Black Duck at ODCCA and 2nd Black Duck in Ward World Comp 2018. Private Collection  

Mallard Pair Heads on Cherry Bases

A striking pair of lifesize mallard heads. (don't worry they aren't real) Both highly detailed  Hand painted in acrylics on basswood. On cherry bases. $200 each. SOLD Other species available, wood duck, pintail, red head, canvasback.

Mallard Hen Carving

New Mallard Drake 2018 3/4 size

Detailed head, breast, back, and tail. Detailed painting on all surfaces. Fine vermiculations (Dots)  over the entire body. Approx 12" from tail to bill. 

New Mini Loon 2017

Hand carved and painted this cute yet striking mini loon makes a great starter for your collection. Basswood block acrylic paint. 10 x 4 x 4.5. This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece. SOLD

Red Crested Pochard 2018

Commission piece. Totally carved and textured. Hand-painted in acrylics on Tupelo. Private Collection  

Cinnamon Teal  2019

Fully detailed Cinnamon Teal Drake.. Carved, inlaid feathers,, wing exposed, wood burned and painted with acrylics on tupelo. 

Preening Mallard Hen 2018

Highly detailed decorative bird. Wing raised. At least 8 values of acrylic paint on Tupelo. Life-Sized. Private Collection 

​​​​​The Wooden Bird

Hand Carved Ducks and Waterfowl by Rick MIgnano

​ Wooden Bird Duck Decoys Hand Carved And Painted  Duck decoys, duck art, wooden decoys, hunting gifts, mallard, woodduck, merganser, canvasback, goose, pintail, scaup

 Realistic hand carved duck decoys for sale mallard, merganser, wood dck, ruddy duck decoys

NEW Canvasback Drake 2018  3/4 Size Partially detailed, head, back breast, and tail. A striking yet economical way to start a collection. Approx. 12" from tail to bill.

Pintail  Drake 2019

Spectacular fully detailed Pintail Drake. Beautiful raised feathers, textured and wood burned throughout. Approx 16.5 x 6 x 7  from tip of bill to tip of the tail. Private collection

Ruddy Duck Drake

Wood Duck Drake 2016

A premier carving. Fully detailed with extended wings, deep carving and layer upon layer of acrylic paint. Over 60 hours of work on this bird. Approx Dimensions 13 x 5.5 x 5.25. Tupelo with acrylic. This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece.  SOLD

Common Loon (Large) 2017

Stylized loon. Carved feather groups and some texturing pine block acrylic paint. 20x10x5w. This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece.SOLD

Green Winged Teal Drake 2016

Fully detailed entire body textured and woodburned. Tupelo block acrylic paint.  12 x 5 x 5. This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece.  SOLD

Pintail Drake 2015

Fully detailed with inserted primary and pin tail feathers.  Sugar pine block acrylic paint. 15 x 5 x 6 This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece. 

Mallard Drake 2018

Fully detailed carved textured and woodburned. Tupelo block thousands of wood burned strokes to create the feather patterns and shadings of the mallard drake.16 x 5 x 6 This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece. Private collection commission.

Hooded Merganser Drake "Smoothie" 2016

This bird is carved in a slightly more primitive style than my standard highly detailed birds. Individual feathers are not carved but feather groups are defined and hand painted in acrylics on basswood.  One-of-a-kind Piece 

Blue Winged Teal Drake 2016

Very soft lookfng feathers, encourage you to pet the bird to see if it's real. Fully detailed entire body textured and woodburned. Bird sits on an ash log (included). Tupelo block acrylic paint. 10 x 4 x 5.. This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind  piece. US SOLD

Small Canada Goose 1982

This fully detailed honker comes from my vintage collection. It features inlaid primary feathers. Basswood block acrylic paint. 13 x 4.5 x 5. This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece. 

Redhead Pair 2017- a Spectacular pair of full sized redheads. Woodburned only. Used burning to recreate the markings. No painting was involved. - Private Collection 

 While the ducks on this page have joined collections across the country, if you see something you like, let me know and we can create one for you. Pricing varies by the complexity of the piece.  Contact page.

Mallard Hen 2016

This is an award winning bird. Won 1st best mallard and 2nd best marsh duck at the ODCCA. Fully detailed entire body textured and wood burned. Inlaid primary feathers. Truly a showpiece for your collection. Tupelo block acrylic paint. 14x6x6. This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind  piece. SOLD

Mallard Drake 2016

This is an award-winning bird. Won 2nd best mallard and 3rd best marsh duck at the ODCCA. Fully detailed entire body textured and wood burned. Inlaid primary feathers. Vermiculations over the entire bird. Head is iridescent green, blue and purple. Truly a showpiece for your collection. Tupelo block acrylic paint. 13x6x6. This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece. SOLD

Ruddy Duck Drake 2016

Amazing detail. The feathers look deep enough to snuggle your fingers into. Dimensions 10 x 5.5 x 5.25. Tupelo with acrylic. This is a hand-carved one-of-a-kind piece.  SOLD

Northern Shoveler 2019

Fully detailed shoveler Drake. Beautiful raised feathers, textured and wood burned throughout. Tupelo block acrylic paint. 14 x 6 x 5.  WInner best shoveler at Ohio Duck Collector and Carver Show 2019. SOLD

Common loon carving

Mama Mallard with Ducklings

This commisioned piece took over two months to create. Totally carved and wood burned.  This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece.  Private collection. 

Shoveler Drake 2015

Fully detailed entire body textured and woodburned. Inlaid primary feathers. Irridescent head. Tupelo block acrylic paint. 14 x 6 x 5.5. This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind  piece. SOLD

Blue WInged Teal Pair 2018

Commission piece. Totally carved and textured and patterns are woodburned. Tupelo.   Private Collection  

Hand Carved Green Wing Teal decoy