5.21.2013

Someplace Nice

My favorite new subject is the indigo bunting-he is a vibrant blue color, plump and appearing delightfully grumpy in my sketch.  I first learned about this fellow a few months ago when my husband's aunt sent me some photos from her birdfeeder, including two of a bunting with a goldfinch.  There is so much character in their shape & they have lovely, enduring songs.

As I read about them today, I became fascinated.  For one thing, they migrate at night, using the stars as a guide.  There is something inside of them that allows adjustments for the movement of the star as they follow it in the sky.  It seems to be a bird from a dream world, navigating the twinkling sky as it travels to warmer places.

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