These feathers belonged to a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker.  They perch upright on trees, leaning on their tails like other woodpeckers. They feed at sapwells—neat rows of shallow holes they drill in tree bark.  Each tree is a door, revealing tender morsels of food (grubs and ants are their favorites). Other trees will yield against their beak-hammering to provide great homes for their young.  I see these all over the South Carolina lowcountry landscape and in my yard.  They are beautiful birds!

*info from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology


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Please see my JOURNAL for information on how I created this.

Size 8″ x 6″ x 1″

Materials: photo transfer print of peacock feather, light modeling paste, on map wrapped wood panel.

This piece of art has an Ultraviolet Filter and Light Stabilizer varnish under an epoxy resin finish.  A sawtooth hanger is on the back for easy installation on a wall with a nail or simply lean on a shelf as pictured.  Shipping is included in this price to the continental United States. Email me directly for shipping rates outside the country tinahirsig@gmail.com