Recently I've gotten my hands on the remains of a couple of critters: a ground squirrel skull and a bird. My dog found the deceased ground squirrel in my yard behind my garden shed; I left it there all summer and let nature do her work on the flesh. The bird was given to me by a local business person, who found it in her chimney. I have no idea yet how I'll incorporate them into some art, but lots of ideas are swimming around in my head. If anyone out there has any input into identifying the bird, I'm all ears. It has a fairly long beak. In fact, from the tip of its beak to the back of its head is about 2 1/2". A black bird? Maybe a starling?
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.