Oyster Catcher (Blue)
Oyster Catcher (Blue)

Oyster Catcher (Blue)

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£225.00
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£225.00
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GEORGIA. ALLAN-HADLEY
printed on Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching

Oyster Catcher

There are twelve species of oystercatcher in the world, two are found in the UK and all look very similar. With an appearance of a smartly turned out waiter complete in tuxedo, a  striking bright orange beak and an unmistakable call. To my mind, these birds, more than any other, help define the landscape and identity of Orkney. 


This image is a remix of the Pied oyster-catcher from ‘Birds of America’ (1827)  by John James Audubon and etched by Robert Havell.

The original Birds of America is the most expensive printed book in the world and a truly awe-inspiring classic.