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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
A label to the Reverse in ink stating ‘Little Auk Picked up Dead After a Storm at Lower Woodford, Wilts. 1st December 1916’
Size: 23.5cm high, 23.5cm wide, 12cm deep – 8¾ ins high, 8¾ ins wide, 4¾ ins deep
The Little Auk migrates southwards in winter along both the coasts of the Atlantic usually to the British Isles & New England, but occasionally as far as the Mediterranean and Florida. Sometimes it is driven ashore, like this example, by storms. They are fat little birds commonly called ‘Pineknots’ in New England and were once a favourite food of the Eskimos who would catch them in dip nets as the flocks wheeled by their nesting cliffs.