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A Bronze Wildlife Sculpture

By Eddie Hallam

The female smew in breeding plumage is a really striking bird.  With a pure white body and black markings, it is unmistakable.


They are migrants to Britain and can be seen in winter months on British wetlands. Although they have the appearance of a duck, they belong to the merganser family.  


I sketched these at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge. It made my job a bit easier because the birds would regularly swim under the bridge on which I was standing. So not only did I get the normal pose, I had the opportunity to get several sketches from above which was very useful for the sculpting process.


Limited Edition of 30


  • Male Smew 2.4kg

    Female is 1.947kg

    Chicks 1.195Kg