Sunday, July 4, 2010

While washing dishes....

...one night this summer I heard the distinctive call of an Oak titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus) and automatically looked out the window to see what it was up to. Recently,  a pair of these small birds had begun bringing their offspring to our feeder and I found that the four youth were careening madly around our yard and the yard next door, gathering seeds, chasing one another and generally behaving like rowdy teenagers. While the remaining dishes sat in the sink I was able to make several sketches before they took off.

2 comments:

  1. Your birds really do flit around the page -- amazing and lovely! Okay -- rowdy too!

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  2. Much better use of your time than washing dishes, Deb. Delightful and charming sketches as usual.

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