Today’s project was a Tundra swan for Rick T. A swan is one of the most challenging birds to mount due to the size of the bird. This swan has a 5 and a half foot wing span tip to tip and is 4 and a half feet from tail to bill. It takes very heavy gauge wires in the wings and neck to support this pose. Also, it takes a half inch thick steel rod to support the shear weight of such a heavy bird. All these things insure that the mount will be sturdy and will lessen the risk of damage to the mount during transport.