This week's collaboration with What is it? brings us this object. Yes, it's an eagle, but what is it for? More hints (dimensions, another photo) at Rob's blog What is it?
Be the first to answer correctly (in the comment section - please post no URL or link.) will win a free Neatorama T-shirt.
Also, congratulations to Kevin Register, winner of last week's contest.
Update 12/12/06: Congratulations to Mark (#18) who guessed correctly! What is it? Blog has this as their official answer:
According to the book Primitives, Our American Heritage these are called snowbirds, and were anchored by the holes to roof edges under materials as slate or tile, they were meant to retain snow for insulation. Others believed they could prevent a layer of snow from plunging down on the heads of pedestrians.