These gentle birds are found in shallow wet land areas where their primary source of crustaceans and invertebrates can be located. Generally, they are black and white, but achieve the rust color on their necks during nesting season. Mostly found on the western half of the U.S., and along the coast up to Virginia on the east coast. Hearty species, the chicks are ready to leave the nest within 24 hours and evade predators by running, swimming, or diving. The etching presents a life size Avocet (female) in full breeding plumage. It was created on 5 copper plates which imbues it with a rich color pallet. After printing each etching is meticulously hand-colored with transparent watercolors.
27" X 21"
42" X 37"
5 plate original hand painted etching