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Lapwing on Langham Road London N15. Many thanks to Turnpike Art Group- TAG.

Lapwing were once a very common bird on British farmland, but they are now quite rare, suffering the effects of modern intensive agriculture, which has no place for undisturbed fields or flower and water meadows.

Bittern 2.5 x 3.5 m Gales Gardens, Bethnal Green, London E2
Bittern, once common in the marshy reedbeds of East Anglia, were hunted to extinction in the 19th Century as their reedbeds were drained for farmland. They have since made a small comeback as reedbeds have been restored.

Bittern 2.5 x 3.5 m Gales Gardens, Bethnal Green, London E2

Bittern, once common in the marshy reedbeds of East Anglia, were hunted to extinction in the 19th Century as their reedbeds were drained for farmland. They have since made a small comeback as reedbeds have been restored.

Loughborough Farm Chaffinch

Loughborough Farm Chaffinch

Chaffinch painted with acrylic and brushes 2.5 x 7.5 m. Loughborough Farm, Loughborough Road, London SE9.
The huge flocks of chaffinches once seen on open farmland are a thing of the past. There is no longer the chaff (after which the bird is named) and fallen seed from wheat harvesting, which is now completely mechanised.
However in urban community gardens such as this, where waste ground is converted to food production, chaffinches may find refuge.

Chaffinch painted with acrylic and brushes 2.5 x 7.5 m. Loughborough Farm, Loughborough Road, London SE9.

The huge flocks of chaffinches once seen on open farmland are a thing of the past. There is no longer the chaff (after which the bird is named) and fallen seed from wheat harvesting, which is now completely mechanised.

However in urban community gardens such as this, where waste ground is converted to food production, chaffinches may find refuge.

Great Bustard painted on New Road, Whitechapel, London. Great Bustards, hunted to extinction in Britain by 1832, have recently been re-introduced to Wiltshire, and are now living wild in England for the first time in 180 years.

Great Bustard painted on New Road, Whitechapel, London. Great Bustards, hunted to extinction in Britain by 1832, have recently been re-introduced to Wiltshire, and are now living wild in England for the first time in 180 years.

Barn Owl painted with acrylics and brushes 4 x 5 m. 2013. South Acton Estate London W3.
Barn Owls need 17 hectares of rough grassland to hunt voles. They can live near people and nest in old buildings or tree holes. How amazing it would be to have them back living in London. With habitat restoration it could happen!

Barn Owl painted with acrylics and brushes 4 x 5 m. 2013. South Acton Estate London W3.

Barn Owls need 17 hectares of rough grassland to hunt voles. They can live near people and nest in old buildings or tree holes. How amazing it would be to have them back living in London. With habitat restoration it could happen!

Snipe painted with acrylics and brushes 3.5 x 7 m. 2013. South Acton Estate. Part of Acton Community Forum ‘Art hits the streets’.
Snipe were once common on the wetlands by the Thames. They have a beautiful display flight where they dive high over the marshes at dusk and make a strange humming sound as the wind rushes through their outer tail feathers.
With habitat restoration of some water meadows they could return.

Snipe painted with acrylics and brushes 3.5 x 7 m. 2013. South Acton Estate. Part of Acton Community Forum ‘Art hits the streets’.

Snipe were once common on the wetlands by the Thames. They have a beautiful display flight where they dive high over the marshes at dusk and make a strange humming sound as the wind rushes through their outer tail feathers.

With habitat restoration of some water meadows they could return.

Jay painted with acrylics and brushes 3 x 5 m. 2013. South Acton London W3.

Jay painted with acrylics and brushes 3 x 5 m. 2013. South Acton London W3.

Goldfinch painted with acrylics and brushes 3 x 4 m. 2013 South Acton London W3

Goldfinch painted with acrylics and brushes 3 x 4 m. 2013 South Acton London W3

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