This is one of six carved and painted birds I found together, all signed H. Sloan, Maine, and I believe dating to the 1980s or so. I've found a few other birds signed by Sloan out there on the internet, but haven't been able to dig up anything about him, and don't have a first name. I rather like that he didn't just stick to birds found in Maine, as evidenced in this very sweet penguin, whose posture, and demeanor too, feel just right.
6 1/8" t x 1 3/8" w and in very good condition. Signed on the underside of the base.