Guga and tattie, Gannet chick felt bird sculpture
This is a Guga and tattie combo.
What is a Guga? I hear you cry! It is what a gannet chick is known as in the North of Scotland. Gannet chicks have been a source of food for inhabitants of remote Scottish islands, as common as fish and an important source of protein, tasting like fishy chicken so I have heard! They are eaten with potatoes, otherwise known as tatties....hence the potato scaring this little chick!
I actually think the chicks are a bit older than this one when they are caught....not so fluffy.
This little gannet has been needle felted into life using British wool fibres.
His outer feathers, the fluff, is lovely wool from the Cambrian mountains of Wales near to where I live.
Guga measures 25cm tall.