Matt’s Bird of the Week

7 November 2016 // Art //Birds //Books //Matt Sewell //Matt's Bird of the Week

A Pitying of Turtle Doves By Matt Sewell The turtle dove is very much on trend this season; it’s the soft pastel layers with the graphic detailing. Oh so cool, but also so very rare – and becoming rarer. It is looking very possible that this beautiful dove will be extinct from the UK in […]

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Matt’s Bird of the Week

25 October 2016 // Art //Birds //Books //Matt Sewell //Matt's Bird of the Week

An Unkindness of Ravens by Matt Sewell I ain’t no sucker for punishment but I’d love a raven to be 
unkind to me – go on and give me a dead leg! Tell me I can’t
 draw! I wouldn’t really want them picking the flesh off my cold dead bones but to spend a bit […]

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Matt’s Bird of the Week

16 October 2016 // Birds //Books //Matt Sewell //Matt's Bird of the Week

A Skein of Geese By Matt Sewell When geese are padding about on webbed feet or chasing you for scraps of bread they are known as a gaggle, which although quite obvious and sweet is also quite apt. More impressively, though, when they are sighted high in the autumn sky, they soar onwards in the […]

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Caught by the River Book of the Month: October

5 October 2016 // Matt Sewell //Matt's Bird of the Week

A Mural of Buntings By Matt Sewell. There are many different kinds of bunting around the world and they are all as cute as a baby turtle birthday party. The snow buntings, as their name suggests, are northerners of the Arctic tundra, who seek out the cold highlands from North America to Scandinavia, Russia to […]

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Nutcracker in a Stone Pine by Matt Sewell

6 January 2016 // Matt Sewell

Nutcracker (Nucifraga caryocatactes) A Siberian starling, but very much of the crow family, comes dressed in the finest dark hues of an autumn/winter range and dazzling snowflake parka jacket. An infrequent winter visitor from northern Europe, the Nutcracker gets his name from his love of . . . can you guess? Yes, cracking nuts! Using […]

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