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any one on the site have good pictures of a eider hen. I am doing a hen eider for a friend in conn. and don't have good reference.
best: bill Perry
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I can't say these necessarily qualify as "Good". On the off chance they are helpful, here are some Hen Eider pics I took a while back that might help depending on what you need. I'm not that skilled at posting pics, so I'm not sure how the size will come out in the post. If you think you'd benefit from a larger version with more resolution, I'd be happy to send them to you.



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Perry~


I always just use Google Images for the species I need. Also, I frequently rely on Pat Godin's site - because he has already done the hard work of translating from the live bird to the fake one.



If you are doing a gunner, here is my Tutorial.


https://stevenjaysanford.com/...inting-homer-eiders/



Here are the colors I use - Behr sample jars from Home Depot:






Mister Eider.






Hope this helps!


SJS




Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Christoph~
I am looking for something between a gunner and decorative for the decoy cam doing.

Thanks:
Bill Perry
master decoy carver
Kennebunk,maine
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Bill, id you want a color reference, drop me an w mail Will send you a printable copy.
gdecoys@verizon.net
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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George: great hearing from you. I turned 81 last oct, so that means you must be getting up there too.
I have not been to any shows in a long while.I did do a lot of upland bird hunting but lost my dog 3 years ago.
I spent a few day last hunting season on moose trip did the cooking at camp.
Beast~ Bill
perrydecoys@gwi.net
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Hi Bill,

Not sure if you're looking just for color or action photos? Here are some color reference if they help.




















and here's a young drake eider with a crab.





"Pass the Tradition Along"
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Man! You are aged! HEHEHEHEH In the midst of painting widgeonright now. Ready to ikeel a eurasian for a gent. Hit 79 Stll keeping busy.Deciddec to start the year at havre di Grace in may/ Ward was playing with virtual agin-not my cup of tea, for sure!
Let me know if you want the color info.
george@runamuckdecoys.com
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troy
Great photos I like the Henin first one any more like that
best:Bill
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Not sure if these help Bill, but that's about all I have. The mounts are not mine or else I could get some close up shots.



























"Pass the Tradition Along"
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A place where I striper fish on Casco Bay is loaded with eiders in the summer. They are amazingly gregarious and even somewhat friendly to wading fisherman. I also never knew how vocal they are- noisy even.
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Hey Bill,
How are you doing? Did you ever get that hanging finished? I'd love to see a picture of it. There's a couple of hens in that bag.
Bill Wasson


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Hi Bill
Have not started the hanging Eider yet. I don't have the stamina to spent a lot of time carving and painting.
I am about 3/4 the way done on a hen eider for friend from twenty years ago.
hope you and Judy are doing fine.
best~ Bill Perry
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I have a mounted Hen Eider from Maine in my shop. I can always shoot some pics and email them to you.
I still don't know how to post pictures on the forum. I used to bot don't recall anymore............doh.
Lou

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any one on the site have good pictures of a eider hen. I am doing a hen eider for a friend in conn. and don't have good reference.
best: bill Perry

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Thanks ~ Lou
I have started painting the hen eider with Information from duck boat site.
best: Bill