Eastern Spinebill

Eastern Spinebill 2010

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.

Outside the kitchen window of my family home there is a flowering tree that often attracts birds. One of the species it attracts is the Eastern Spinebill. I have spent countless hours sitting at the kitchen table just watching them flutter all over the flowers, dipping the curved beaks in to find nectar.

This image has not been editioned yet.

© John Sharp 2016