Saturday, 7 November 2015

Australian Song

The birds in this piece are Kookaburra's, they are reasonably common here and are well known for their call which sounds like raucous laughter. At the moment their favourite time of the day to sing is about 4.30am! This will be my last large painting of the year,  a commission that I have really enjoyed as these birds are such an Aussie icon. We have a pair that returns to nest next to our house every year and it's always exciting to see them venture out with their chick for the first time. I see them most mornings, during their 'shift change', they meet each other on the same tree branch, have a little song and grooming session...then one goes to look after their baby and one goes to hunt. :) Cheers