This piece also developed out of the pieces at hand. I remember meeting a wedgetail eagle at the zoo once .. It hopped down from its perch and stomped over to the bars of its cage, wings extended and looking extremely stroppy� I was impressed!! And glad the cage was between me and him� In Canada the totems include the Raven and the Thunderbird and to a degree this might be a bit of a subconscious throwback to our visit�The rasps ( wing feathers) had sat there for a while and have a wonderful texture.( they are something to do with horses I think) and a friend ( Geoff) brought over a small collection of junk from his place and one of the bits immediately suggested itself as the beak. Abstract, symmetrical but with a nice sense of power�� I think.