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The greylag goose

The ‘lag’ that gives this beautiful bird its namesake is believed to have come from its habit of being one of the last to migrate. A bird that lags behind other birds must do it for some reason. They’re either a bit silly or super-smart; I like to think it’s the latter.

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Artwork Giclee print, unframed, signed by the artist
Paper Archival 300gsm Watercolour Hahnemuhle Etching
Size/s A5 - 210mm x 148mm
Includes Story card to mount alongside artwork
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$30AUD

Artist notes: In my travels around Scotland, these birds made an appearance in almost every place I stayed. Most of the Scots think they're pests; the most adorable pest I'd ever seen anyway.