Flying Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
I had always fancied doing a Golden Eagle in a flying pose as I have rarely seen flying taxidermy mounts, but getting a bird good enough was quite a challenge. I also wanted it to be free-standing, so I came up with a design using driftwood (the dog enjoyed the long walks along the riverbank to find the exact pieces that worked).
This Golden Eagle mounted in a flying pose won the Bird Taxidermy Competition and Best of Show in 2015.
Log No. 9089
A10 No. 530181/01