​​​​​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

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

Red Crested Pochard 2020

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

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.

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

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

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

Red-Breasted Merganser Hen Smoothie 2019

This merganser hen was a departure from my normally highly textured and wood burned decorative birds. I wanted to try establishing detail and feather softness with just layers of acrylic paint.  Main feather groups are carved but most detail is created with the paint. This "smoothie" is approximately 13" long and is acrylic on cedar and basswood.  Won 2nd best of species and 2nd best sea duck at 2019 Wisconsin Waterfowl association show.   Artist's collection. 

Preening Mallard Hen 2018

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

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 

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.

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

Redhead Drake 2020

Fully detailed textured, wood burned and painted in acrylics on tupelo. Approx 14 x 5 x 6 This is a hand carved one-of-a-kind piece. 

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

Hooded Merganser 2019

Fully detailed hooded merganser drake. Beautiful raised feathers, textured and wood burned throughout. 14 x 6 x 5.5. Winner best of species, Best Diver and 3rd best of show at ODCCA Ohio competition 2019. Best of Species and 2nd best diver Wisconsin Waterfowl Show 2019. Private collection

Red Breasted Merganser Drake Smoothie 2019 

Hand-carved and painted alone  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

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. 

Hand Carved Green Wing Teal decoy

Wood Duck Drake 2020

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

Green-Winged Teal Drake Smoothie 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

Wood Duck Drake 2019

Fully detailed Wood Duck Drake. Beautiful raised feathers, textured and wood burned throughout. Cedar block acrylic paint. Beautiful iridescence throughout the bird.  Approx 13x5x5 from tip of bill to tip of tail.. SOLD

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

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

Pintail Hen 2019 

Fully detailed carved, textured and woodburned. Winner of best pintail and best marsh duck at Wisconsin Waterfowl Association 2019. Artist's Collection.

Common Loon

This life-sized 23" loon is fully detailed carved textured and woodburned. Acrylic on Tupelo. This bird won best loon, best confidence category and best of show in Ohio and Wisconsin in 2019. Artist's collection. 

Common loon carving

American Wigeon Drake Smoothie 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.

Blue WInged Teal Pair 2018

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

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. 

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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.