Hummingbird, Avocet, Puffin,

and Kingfisher Carvings


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 2007, making 28 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. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the only sculpture shown here that is lifesize. It is so small that it seems miniature. See his hummingbird photographs page, if you enjoy hummingbirds. Bobby believes in being familiar with the subject he is carving. In addition to the hummingbird photographs, he also has 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. 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 - Sold
Green Jay
Painted Bunting
Sandhill Crane Pair


To get a better view of the carvings below, click on each carving. The detail involved in each bird sculpture is not shown in these compressed photographs.





Lifesize Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Total Height (including base) - 5 1/2"





Miniature Avocet

Total Height (including base) - 6"





Miniature Puffin

Total Height (including base) - 4 1/2"

More images of the Puffin





Miniature Kingfisher

Total Height (including base) - 4 1/2"



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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