Tuesday, 13 November 2012

#342 In the field: Grouse

Trish and I have a bird dog named Penny.  She is a beautiful American Brittany and we love to take her hunting during autumn hunting season.

We spend much of the fall at our cabin/studio on an island on Lake of the Woods in Ontario.  The island, mainland, and logging roads were loaded with grouse - called partridge in Canada - this year.  The birds are excellent table fare and I save the wings and tails for reference material in the studio and for teaching bird sculpture and anatomy workshops.

Didn't the years pass happily, 
while we hunted on together,
Across the hills and dales of life,
in any old kind of weather?
                   - Nash Buckingham

Below, drawing of a wing.  Copyright, Sandy Scott

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