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Merlin Falcons | Coaster | Natalie Toms
Merlin Falcons | Coaster | Natalie Toms
Merlin Falcons | Coaster | Natalie Toms
Merlin Falcons | Coaster | Natalie Toms
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Merlin Falcons | Coaster | Natalie Toms

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'Merlin Falcons' wildlife art coaster

Each circular coaster measures 10 x 10cm in diameter and 4mm thick. They are made of melamine which is both lightweight, wipe clean, and durable. The coasters are backed with natural cork to prevent slipping and to protect the tabletop below.

This coaster would a wonderful gift for a bird lover, and as a charming housewarming present. If you need more coasters, visit my shop.

The artwork was created by me. One of the many privileges of being a wildlife artist is the knowledge that I gain when conducting research on each subject. I believe the more you come to know and understand wildlife, the greater the love you will have for it and desire to protect it against decline. Discovering that the juvenile male merlin has brown feathers, much like that of the female, only darker, and once he reaches adulthood will develop remarkable blue-grey plumage on his upper parts - this distinguishable difference between the two sexes encouraged me to depict both a male and a female in my final piece. Their hunting behaviours and flight patterns are also unique. They mostly dash through the air at low levels, using the ground for cover and during hunting, they often mimic the flight patterns of other birds, such as a mistle thrush, (to which merlins are very close in terms of size,) in order to slip through undetected and get closer to its prey. They then chase their prey in flight, in an incredibly agile manner, usually preventing any escape attempts. Merlin falcons generally nest on the ground, concealed by heather, in a scrape nest, raising one brood each year. You can learn more about the Red Sixty Seven conservation project that this artwork was published in here.

All of my packaging materials are recycled, biodegradable, and plastic-free - even down to the tape!

I'm a proud business supporter of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.