“One of my favorite things to do is sit in my garden and watch and listen to birds,” wood artist Dona Dalton says. “I like how they watch me, too.” Whether she’s working at the band saw, with a sander or drill, or mixing layers of paint, her goal is to capture birds’ gestures and personalities in poplar and pine. Dalton crafts a range of species, from common crows and Carolina wrens, like the pair seen here, which retail for $100 each, to exotic birds like scissortails and kingfishers. Her work is available at Left Bank Gallery in Orleans, Mass., Art & Soul Gallery in Boulder, Colo., and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Center for Southern Craft and Design store in New Orleans, La. Explore more of Dalton’s work at http://donadalton.com.