.:: Birds ::.


Bird life in the garden is constant due to the continuous flowering and seeding of plant species. There is always some source of water and shelter, and for this reason, a wide selection of birds either pass through or have made a permanent home in the garden. Living with this, it was impossible not to be fully aware of their existence and a range of bird kites was just so obvious. I started to examine, in detail, the local specie and replicated them as kites.
The platform of the kite was perfect for individual specie representation and after reproducing Tasmanian specie I moved on to mainland birds. Following the acceptance of these, I was invited to represent the threatened and endangered specie of water birds visiting the Great Salt Lake in Utah. This culminated in travelling to Utah, doing workshops and performances involving Brolly Arts (Utah) and the Drachen Foundation from Seattle.

Bird size 1.2M wing span x 600mm high

Over the years the following species have been represented:
Blue Wren - Flame Robin - Green Rosella - King Fisher - Kookaburra - Owl - Oyster Catcher - Aust. Pelican - Pink and Grey Galah - Puffin - Red & Green Macaw - Scarlet Macaw - Aust. Sea Eagle - Sulphur Crested Cockatoo - Swallow - Toucan - Wedge Tailed Eagle - Yellow Tailed black Cockatoo - American Pelican - Avocet - Cinnamon Teal - Ibis - Long Billed Curlew - Snowy Plover - Tundra swan - Wilson's phalarope - Bald Eagle - Bullock's oriole - Blackburnian Warbler - Great Kissadee - Green Winged Teal - Lucifer Humming Bird - Mountain Blue Bird - Pileated Woodpecker - Pyrrhuloxia - Vermillion Flycatcher - Western Scrub Jay.

Price is AU$95 delivered.



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Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Wren
Great Kiskadee
Snowy Plover
American Pelican
Green Winged Teal
Vermillion Flycatcher
Puffin
Oyster Catcher
Wilsons Phalarope
Green Rosella
Mountain Bluebird
Blackburnian Warbler
Kingfisher
Toucan
Pyrrhuloxia
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