Archipelago - Handcarved Wooden Merlin
The Merlin is the UK's smallest bird of prey and this handcarved wooden sculpture by Archipelago captures it perfectly. This compact, dashing falcon has a relatively long, square-cut tail and rather broad-based pointed wings, shorter than those of other falcons. Its wingbeat tends to be rapid with occasional glides, wings held close to the body. Its small size enables it to hover and hang in the breeze as it pursues its prey. In winter the UK population increases as most of the Icelandic breeding birds migrate to our warmer climate.
An ideal gift for bird-lovers and a beautiful statement piece in a room, this beautiful wooden Merlin sculpture measures 36cm high and is handpainted by craftsmen in a village in Indonesia which is famous for its centuries-old tradition of wood carving.