In Honor of the Winged Nation

Downey Woodpecker, basket by Marie Cole

Downey Woodpecker

 2½”H; 4”W ; $110

This darling bird is the smallest of our woodpeckers. Blending into the light and shadows of the trees makes him very hard to spot.

Downey Woodpecker, basket by Marie Cole - alternate view of basket
Pileated Woodpecker, basket by Marie Cole

Pileated Woodpecker

4”H; 4 ¼”W ; $250

This spectacular bird is the largest of our woodpeckers. He is always a delight to see whenever we are blessed with his presence.

Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee

4”H; 4 ½”W ; $250

This red-eyed towhee is common in our area. His bold colors makes him easily identifiable but hard to spot in the brush.

Thunderbird, basket by Marie Cole


3 ¼”H; 7 ¼”W; $275

One of my totems is a golden Eagle. I wanted to do a special tribute to this favored raptor. To me, this basket represents more of the spiritual qualities of the bird rather than a visual representation.

Great Blue Heron, basket by Marie Cole

Great Blue Heron

3 ¾”H; 4”W; $225

The juvenile Great Blue has an eye catching stripe of black and white up its long neck. This is offset by its pearly gray back and wings.

Lewis’ Woodpecker, basket by Marie Cole

California Quail

4 ¾”W; 4”W; $250

The California Quail’s complex patterning keeps this darling bird well camouflaged.

Flicker, basket by Marie Cole


3 ¾”H; 4 ¾”W; $250

This basket takes its colors and patterns from the Northern Flicker, a large bird with distinctive plumage. The top of his gray head is red with a red mustache. He has a black bib with black polka dots on his white chest. A few years ago, a Flicker demanded my attention by loudly and repeatedly rapping on my gutter every dawn for a number of days. Even so, I am very fond of this flashy bird.

Red Head, basket by Marie Cole

Red Head

3 ¾”H; 5”W; $250

When my husband and I go to Klamath to go birding, I’m always on the lookout for this handsome duck. I love his striking red head, his light blue bill, his black chest and black and white mottled back.

Tails of the Wild Geese, basket by Marie Cole

Tails of the Wild Geese

8½”D; Sold

I took the pattern of the tails of four Greater White-fronted Geese on a blue background to form a mandala.