Eldridge Arnold

American Woodcock

"Feigning Injury"

(Philobela minor)
1978  Basswood and oil
Photos by Barry McCormick


California Open  1979

- Best in Show

US National Decoy Contest 1979

- 2nd in Class

Pacific Waterfowl Festival 1979

- Best in Show

Ward Foundation World's 1979 Championship

- 1st in Class

Midwest Decoy Contest

- Best in Show

A Woodcock distracts a predator by feigning injury, flapping wings and scurrying away from its nest. This behavior links it to the shorebirds from which it is decended