Avocet 2009 340 x 430mm

After the 2009 bushfires wiped out all the habitat around my home the plants in the garden that were saved became an oasis for a staggering array of birds. I started making etchings of birds from photos I was able to take while I watched them. Having now discovered I really enjoy the process of etching I continued to do more and more etchings of some of the other species I see around home and further afield.

My favourite thing about Avocets is their beak. It really does curve upwards like that! They use it to swish through water and catch the crustaceans that they are so fond of eating.

Limited edition of 10 prints available.

© John Sharp 2016