Pond-bound Moorhen (After Oil-bound Puffin)
I was on the roadside verge photographing snowdrops on the 21st and noticed this moorhen carcass.
When I opened The Telegraph this morning there was a half page ad for Bonhams Modern British & Irish Art auction, which will take place on 29th May. It features a work by Lucian Freud entitled Oil-bound Puffin. I immediately thought of the unfortunate moorhen which had been struck by a vehicle whilst trying to cross the busy road to the little hidden pond opposite.
I intended to present this in sepia to make it look more like the artwork but I couldn't dispense with that little flash of colour provided by the poor bird's beak.
Strange how similar my bird is to Freud's. :)