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GREENWAYS FARM
RIBER VILLAGE
NR. MATLOCK
DERBYSHIRE
DE4 5JU
01629 583 108
0771 441 8174

Trouble with a Feather

Some years ago I was lucky enough to spend a month on St Kilda.  It is a wonderful place, 45 miles west of the Outer Hebrides, and is the breeding ground for tens of thousands of puffins.  During my stay I spent many happy hours watching and sketching the antics of these enchanting birds.  It is no coincidence that many of my sculptures are of puffins.

On several occasions I saw puffins pick up the large wing feathers of fulmars and gulls. They would try repeatedly to take the feather down their burrows but, try as they might, they could not make it fit down the narrow opening of the hole.  Eventually they would discard the feather and let if fly away.  Invariably it would be picked up by another puffin and the action would start all over again!


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Bronze
12cm high

Price:  1,550
Limited edition of 30

Delivery to UK only will be by ParcelForce using their 48 hour, insured and trackable service. Contact us for non UK deliveries.

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