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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Matt’s Bird of the Week – Jay

24 October 2014 // Matt's Bird of the Week

Jay (in an English Oak) (Garrulus glandarius) Words and picture: Matt Sewell One of the moustachioed Jay’s favourite foods, apart from woodland delicacies such as bugs and brambles, is the mighty acorn. He frantically collects them, hiding them all around his patch. Many are forgotten and eventually germinate and become the forest’s new saplings rather […]

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