Friday, 1 April 2011
I made this painting of Magellanic Oystercatchers when I was in the Falklands. It was a birthday present for my friend Kim Chater. The black is all painted using a bird feather that I found on the ground there.
The birds display along territorial boundaries by walking in parallel, dropping their wings, lifting their tails, and piping. The call is much more squeaky than the Oystercatchers which display outside my studio in Scotland.