A friend of mine whose husband is a gamekeeper was having these pheasants for tea and thought of me while she was plucking them, very kindly sent me the wings. They are really fresh so I thought it a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate how wings open and close in a variety of poses. I know when I was younger drawing wings was a complete nightmare, so I hope this is useful for anyone looking for inspiration or stock footage of bird wings, wing anatomy or natural colours.
They are currently being preserved in a salt, moth ball and cornflour mixture (which I'm told is the right thing to do).
Here's the link: [link]