Spoonbill 2011 390 x 360mm

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.

One of my favourite species of water bird is the Spoonbill. I love the weirdly shaped bill from which they get their name. Its unique shape makes sieving through shallow water and mud to find little critters easy for the birds. However I often wonder how easy it is for them to preen with it.

Limited edition of 10 prints available.

© John Sharp 2016