One of the world’s most widespread birds, the word "peregrine" means "wanderer" or "pilgrim". Peregrine Falcons are found in all continents except Antarctica and thought to migrate as much as 15,500 miles a year, traveling between continents to mate or find food. Now that's dedication! An elite predator with exceptional eyesight, its picks out its prey from over half a mile above it, before stooping (or dive bombing), reaching speed of well over 200mph before smashing the unsuspecting bird or critter. Fortunately, this version has had a feed and is taking a break. A beautiful bird just looking for a nice yard to rest up in.
Metalbird started as a New Zealand-based guerrilla street art project in 2009. Inspired by stencil artist Banksy, Phil Walters designed, crafted and hammered up dozens of life-sized, Metalbird stencils for no other reason than to surprise, delight and intrigue. People loved them! Before long, the art project had turned into a side hustle, then a full time job, and finally with a small team they set themselves the lofty goal of becoming “the Largest Art Installation Project in the World”.
Today these beautifully crafted, iconic, life-like bird silhouettes have been hammered into backyards, decks and gardens throughout New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Europe and finally they’ve arrived with a North American range. With the tap of a hammer a Metalbird will transform your environment into a work of art and surprise and delight visitors for years to come.
This beautiful Peregrine Falcon measures 10" H by 6.7" W (not including spike) and is made in the USA of 1/6" bullet-proof mild steel to form a beautiful patina of rust that changes with the seasons. Easily installed with the tap of a hammer (but pre-drill hard wood).