Taxidermy Conference 2013

Hobby falcon Best of Show

The Guild of taxidermy Conference 2013 and Taxidermy Competition

Held this years conference and competitions again at the hays conference centre and the UK Taxidermy Competition, This meeting had Carl Church mounting a Buzzard, Pat Morris on Taxidermy History, Steve Toher Fox Manikins, Colin Scott on Groundwork, Kim McDonald on Taxidermy Law, Mike Gadd (me) Did the taxidermy Doctor surgery how to fix problems with a taxidermy mount of a bird or small mammal.

I entered a couple of birds this year and managed to attain the following taxidermy awards:

Taxidermy Competition awards for 2013

  • Winner of the UK Taxidermy Bird Competition 2013 (Hobby Falcon)
  • Awarded a Higher Category Bird Credit
  • Winning the Wagstaffe Trophy 2013
  • Voted Best in Show 2013
  • Winner of Best Ground Work 2013

The Hobby - Falco subbuteo

Distribution: This species breeds across Africa, Europe and Asia. It is a long-distance migrant, wintering in Africa and Asia.
Scientific classification
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae
Genus: Falco
Species: F. subbuteo
Binomial name
Falco subbuteo Linnaeus, 1758

by Mike Gadd

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