Hand carved, wooden, avocet by Archipelago.
Archipelago is a well known British brand, renowned for the high quality of its wildlife wood carvings. They have a fair trade partnership with the skilled wood carvers of Bali using sustainable materials. Each piece is hand-carved and painted so every one is unique.
The graceful avocet with its slender upturned bill and striking black and white plumage has only started to re-colonise our shores towards the end of the twentieth century. The tiny population continues to expand slowly spreading the species further northward. It feeds on small invertebrates which it can sift out of the water by sweeping its bill from side to side. Although classed as a wader, avocets often swim and upend like Mallards to feed.