Welcome swallow

carving: Welcome swallows

Date: 2011 – present

location: Private Collections, NZ.

THE CARVING: Carved from various native woods, often offcuts from larger bird make suitble pieces to carve these small birds. Onyx eyes. A cute wee bird with attractive red breast and bright iridescent blue upper parts. Photos L.A.

The birds

THE BIRD: Native. Found throughout New Zealand, particularly in and around wetlands, lake and rivers where they can be observed hawking insects above the water.