Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.        ~ Henry Van Dyke

A Yellow-headed Blackbird stands on a tree stump, calling out to his mate. He's impressive to look at but not to hear: he may have the worst song of any North American bird, a hoarse, harsh, scraping. Despite his voice, he demands attention and sings with reckless abandon. I think we can learn a lot from the Yellow-headed blackbird.

Reference photo by wildlife photographer Julie Birch

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Original hand painted portrait on Arches 140# watercolour paper

Watercolour and Ink

Size 8″x10″

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5"x7", 8"x10"


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