So, first a few locals. Click on image for a larger version.
Many of these are for sale, unframed, unmounted, postage included; contact me - timworfolk at gmail dot com.
|Grey Heron - Topsham 23x33 £150|
|Little Egret - Topsham Not for sale|
I've already posted a few of these on the blog, some have been hiding away in a folder in a drawer. I'm sure I've got more lying around.
|Jackdaw - Topsham Sold|
These Peregrines had spent so long on the red sandstone cliffs they'd taken on a pinkish colour a bit like Barbary Falcon.
|Peregrine - Exmouth Not for sale|
|Peregrine - Exmouth Sold|
|Ringed Plover - Glamorgan Not for sale|
|Sandwich Terns - Marazion 20x10cm £40|
This group of Swallows is probably the nearest thing here to a thought-out painting, I'm still not sure if it works.
|Swallows - Topsham Sold|
Not really local of course, but I did see this (in fact several) from The Plymouth - Santander Ferry a few years ago. Back then it was just 'Little Shearwater' and in those days you could sit out at the front of the ship, not too high up and the boat crossed the continental shelf edge in daylight; all changed now, I hear.
|Barolo (Little) Shearwater - Biscay Not for sale|
|Biddulph's Ground Jay - Xinjiang Not for sale|
Another rather less interesting name for this is Xinjiang Ground Jay and it was once also known as Biddulph's Ground Chough, which seems even more apt. It's an victim of the regrettable movement to 'tidy-up' and sanitise (decolonialise?) English bird names; for that matter, Xinjiang certainly isn't the locals' name for the area. Personally I find these older names a lot more memorable than the dull replacements.
And here's another example; the alternative is the quite forgettable 'Grey-hooded Parrotbill'.
|Zappey's Parrotbill - Sichuan 8x10cm £30|
|Zappey's Parrotbill - Sichuan 11x11cm £30|
|Crested Finchbill - Yunnan 6x8cm £20|
|Great Parrotbill - Yunnan 11x11cm £30|
|Grey-sided Bush Warbler - Yunnan 8x8cm £30|
|Himalayan Griffon - Xinjiang 23x13cm £80|
|Przewalski's Finch - Qinghai 16x12cm £30|
Also known as Przewalski's Rosefinch as well as Pink-tailed Bunting by those who can't spell Przewalski. Not a rosefinch or a bunting so 'finch' probably safest, but why drop Prewalski?
|White-browed Fulvetta - Yunnan 10x10cm £30|
|White-crowned Forktail - Yunnan 12x7cm £30|
Finally for now, a couple of hummingbirds from Ecuador.
|Buff-tailed Coronet - Ecuador 6x10cm £20|
|Collared Inca - Ecuador 6X8cm £20|