Violet-eared waxbills prefer areas with dry thorny bush and open acacia woods, where they feed on small seeds and insects.
Finding refuge among thorns is what I depicted with this piece. The acacia thorns juxtaposed with the delicate little birds give this piece a fresh, light feel.
Title: Violet eared waxbills
Size: 34 x 17 x 16cm
Base: Patinated bronze
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We were extremely lucky to spend the first three and a half months of lockdown 2020 in isolation in my favourite place in South Africa – Cape Infanta. Many thanks to my friend Neil (Beetle) for letting us stay in your house.
I’ve had a fair bit of luck when it comes to fly fishing, but the spotted grunter (Pomadasys commersonnii), a local saltwater species we target on fly in our estuaries, is another story!
I couldn’t believe my luck when my mate Andrew dangled this carrot in front of me: an opening on a trip out to St Brandon – and my darling wife suggested I should go!
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