Sakura & “other” pen on 130 lb watercolor paper 17″ x 13″
Some uplifting bird color and high-flying energy seems to be in order. Can you imagine a world without birds? What would it be like without their varied songs and kaws? I suppose squirrels would be thrilled to be the feeder guests of choice if they did not have to compete with avians for seed meals. While I’ve been seeing and hearing a number of my favorite sparrows and geese with tough attitudes–I have noticed a decline in variety and volume these recent mornings. I attribute this to the loss of about half the nearby local trees. Fewer places to nest and roost means fewer birds. Hence there is consderably less joy in the dawn time. What have you noticed about the resident birds in your neck of the urban woods?