Great Blue Heron Carving


Bobby Castlebury

After completing his first bird sculpture in 1977, Bobby won six Best of Show awards in professional competition in 1979, including the International Decoy Competition held in Iowa and the Gulf South competition in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was invited in 1980 to exhibit his carvings at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland, and has been invited back every year. He exhibited there in November of 2005, making 26 years at this prestigious exhibit.

For many years, Bobby carved mostly lifesize birds, including several in flight, but in the last few years, he has concentrated mostly on miniatures. Bobby believes in being familiar with the subject he is carving. There are many good songbird photographs and photographs of waterfowl on our web site. Nature photography was a hobby long before he began carving.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the carvings or have questions about any of them, e-mail us or call 903-785-0206.


Recent additions to our website are the thumbnail images of Bobby's miniature carvings pictured below: These carvings are available as Christmas gifts, if an order is placed very soon. To view larger images and information on any carving pictured below, click on that individual image.

Carolina Wren
Black-capped Chickadee
Purple Gallinule
Great Blue Heron
Green Jay
Painted Bunting
Sandhill Crane Pair





Miniature Great Blue Heron

Total Height (including base) - 8"

- Sold -



Close-up of Great Blue Heron



See more bird sculptures!

The links below represent Bobby's Wildlife and Nature Photography.

Each thumbnail on each page will enlarge into a close representation of each image.

View Page I of Bird Thumbnails (4 pages of thumbnails)

View Page I of Flower Thumbnails (2 pages of thumbnails)

View Butterfly Thumbnails

View Miscellaneous Thumbnails

View Landscape Thumbnails

Copyright © 1999 Bobby J. Castlebury

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