I have always been intimidated by these huge birds. I first encountered them when we moved to Australia and went to Healesville Animal Sanctuary. Unfortunately for me, my mother had put my hair into ponytails using nice shiny red baubles that must have looked just like Cherries. I had never met a bird bigger than myself and so the ensuing 'lets get the cherries' stayed with me for life.
I do enjoy drawing them and feel that chalk pastels portrays them the best.