I’ve been visiting the museum once a week for the past five weeks and have worked out that in their natural history stores they have about 80% of the birds from the RSPB red list.

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I’ve given myself a deadline to finish 52 sketches of the birds on the list by the time I’m installing work at the museum for the show which will open mid July. What I’ve noticed is how much better the drawings are when they’re from a real, albeit dead, bird. There are stunning things in the collection – drawers full of eggs, shelves full of stuffed birds and shells, coral, beetles and butterflies. To find out more read my blog at: http://www.torquay-residency.ghost.io

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