By Tom Vartabedian
DENNISPORT, Mass. — They call Tom Tomasian “the Birdman of Cape Cod” and rightfully so. It is not that he has a passion for feeding these flighty creatures; he brings them to life through an uncanny dexterity that runs in his family.
So good is Tomasian that he is known on the international scene for his remarkable realism that fools even the birds should they meet.
And much of it is crafted from the dentistry tools he left behind with retirement. Some of his more intricate work consists of the Bobwhite Family, joined by a full-sized red-tail hawk, quails, woodcocks and owls.
For the unknowing, the northern bobwhite, Virginia or bobwhite quail is a ground-dwelling bird native to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.
He will take on smaller specimens like chickadees, goldfinches, kingfishers and sandpipers, adding nuthatches, plovers, swans, Baltimore orioles and partridges to his repertoire.