I went drawing at the Natural History Museum with the extraordinary wildlife painter, Claudia Hahn, today. I only managed two pieces; it's surprising how time-consuming even observational drawing on location can be. But considering the geological ages I usually spend on anything, two drawings in one day is no mean feat.
Metacarpals of 'European Flamingo,' according to the label; though perhaps more properly, Greater Flamingo; Phoenicopterus ruber roseus.
Shoebill. Balaeniceps rex.
Several people surreptitiously took photographs of this whilst I was drawing. One gentleman finally came to pay a compliment just as I was packing up to leave.