I’m excited to share this one with you. It just came together kind of magically. I don’t often get good shots of birds to work from but, as you can see, this robin mother was a captive subject. After some time passed, it was so much fun to see the young emerge and learn how to use their wings. They hopped/flew about the garden, loudly demanding worms.
I’m reminded of a story my ecology professor told us about a robin he observed. She’d made her nest near a pond, and had to fly over the pond to get worms to bring back to the nest. As he watched, he saw a fish come to the surface and open its mouth as they sometimes do. The robin, flying over with a full beak, must have been triggered by the gaping mouth so she swooped down and stuffed the worm into the fish’s mouth! Can you imagine what the fish thought? “Wow! All I have to do is hang around with my mouth open and food appears?!”
Original painting of a robin on her nest. 10x10" wide gallery-wrap canvas with orange painted edges. Free shipping anywhere in the US.