“SHAG or DOUBLE - CRESTED CORMORANT” - pine buoy/cedar head/acrylic paint - 2020.
The Double-Crested Cormorant is often referred to as a “Shag” on Matinicus Island, a traditional European name for the bird.
This triangle shaped buoy, made of pine and typical of buoys from Nova Scotia, was found on a Matinicus Island beach. The name on the buoy is "C A Donovan". The numerals 911 were scratched into the surface long after the buoy was made and used.
Picture sequence -“Shag" - by D Sears, HighWater Studio, Matinicus Island, 2020 , original buoy with applied cedar head.