Funny Old birds, and itchy hands

Will be sending this lovely one off soon to its new owner, so thought I'd put it down as a "here's one I did earlier", as I don't want to forget it, and have not had time to sit down today, and get started on anything new, despite being in a generally making mood. The summer holidays are here and must not, will not, and can not be denied.

The bird is from earlier this year, and is from a sand coloured stoneware decorated with a mix between glazes and exposed stain, which gives it its matt beak, tips of wings, and base. I do like its questioning lilt of the neck, and its flapping wings that are more up in a gesture of goodnatured surrender.