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Angels in St Giles - a painting of waxwings in Oxford

Angels in St Giles - a painting of waxwings in Oxford

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A painting of waxwings

  • An original painting, acrylic on canvas. Size 500 x 500mm.

In December 2012 my husband Moth and I finally achieved a long-held ambition: to get a really good view of waxwings (Bombycilla garrulus), the 'angels' in my painting .

We were alerted that a small group of these gorgeous birds had been sporadically hanging out in the churchyard at St Giles in Oxford. Waxwings migrate across the North sea every autumn to overwinter in the UK, to take advantage of our milder weather and yummy crop of berries.

The waxwings weren’t there when we arrived, so instead we enjoyed watching the redwings, blackbirds and long-tailed tits bouncing around in the yews. Then, all of a sudden, a small cloud of these unmistakable creatures swooped in – about 20 or 30 of them – and descended onto a tree covered in berries under which I was standing. I didn’t need binoculars, they were just metres away from me, leaping around, feasting on berries, chirping softly to each other. I was surrounded by angels!

My painting Angels in St Giles sums up the joy and magic of this moment.

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