This page is just some of the UK Taxidermy awards I have received over the years, I have not competed in any european or USA shows, these have a lot more entrants and much better quality work.

Golden Eagle Bird Taxidermy Winner 2015
Golden Eagle Bird Taxidermy Winner 2015

Bird Taxidermy Winner 2015

This Golden Eagle in a full flying pose managed to win the bird competition 2015 it also managed to win the win the best in show award.

Breakthrough Judges choice Competition Winner 2014

#J1. This Gyrfalcon won the UK Breakthrough Judges choice it lost the UK Bird taxidermy Competition coming 3rd.

UK Bird Competition Winner 2013

#8. This Hobby Falcon won the UK Bird Competition it also won best in show, Best Cased Item, Best Ground work and was awarded a Master credit.

UK Bird Competition Winner 2012

#7. Taxidermy Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Sitting on branch. winner of the UK Bird Competition.

UK Bird Competition Winner 2011

#6. Taxidermy Grey Phase Gyrfalcon - flying mount. winner of the UK Bird Competition.

UK Bird Competition Winner 2010 kookaburra

#5. Taxidermy kookaburra - Sitting on branch. winner of the UK Bird Competition.

UK Bird Competition Winner 2009 Gyrfalcon

#4. Taxidermy Gyrfalcon - Sitting on rock. winner of the UK Bird Competition. Immature Bird on reproduction Sand stone rock.

UK Bird Competition Winner 2008 Gyrfalcon

#3. Taxidermy Gyr Sitting on Rock with hidden grouse. winner of the UK Bird Competition.

UK Bird Competition Winner 1999 Golden Eagle taxidermy awards

#2. Taxidermy Golden Eagle - on Rock. winner of the UK Bird Competition.

Peregrine Falcon Chasing Grouse 1992

#1. My first UK Bird Taxidermy win - Peregrine Falcon chasing a Red Grouse. winner of the UK Bird Competition.

 

UK Bird Competition Winner 1992 Peregrine Falcon

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1992 was my first competition win, I remember that day well and more importantly all the work trying to make a nice piece of bird taxidermy, a lot of hard work went in to get to a level that stood a chance of getting any award, winning the UK Bird Competition Winner with my Peregrine Falcon was great milestone for me.

I now look back on the photo of the project and know it was not a great or even good piece but luckily must have been the better item of bird taxidermy at the meeting. In reality all my wins are just fair birds, and I am still hoping to get the a stage I can produce a good piece of bird taxidermy.

The students I have taught over the years and students of other good taxidermy teachers have a great opportunity

 "a great head start of sound techniques and theories"

Something not available when I started.

I expect to see my students produce stunning work and embarrass mine.
If you do not you are letting your teacher and yourself down

Go for it and take the lead in taxidermy in the UK and hopefully around the world.

UK Bird Taxidermy Award Winner

Hobby Falcon - Bird Competition winner 2013

UK Bird taxidermy Winner 2012

Bald Eagle - Bird Competition winner 2012

Bird taxidermy award 2011

Gyrfalcon - Bird Taxidermy Winner 2011

kookaburra Bird taxidermy award 2010

kookaburra - Bird Taxidermy Winner 2010

Gyrfalcon Bird taxidermy award 2009

Gyrfalcon - Bird Taxidermy Winner 2009

Gyrfalcon Bird taxidermy award 2008

Gyrfalcon - Bird Taxidermy Winner 2008

UK Bird Taxidermy Golden Eagle Taxidermist Mike Gadd

Golden Eagle - Bird Competition Winner 1999

Taxidermy Peregrine Falcon chasing Red Grouse

Peregrine Falcon - Bird Competition Winner 1992

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