He’s a good boy and his name is Jack and sometimes he pees a little when he’s too excited.
Today, a personal favorite of small round birds: the wren. Ok, I might be biased as a quite small and increasingly round human, but these little friends rock.
Bubbly and energetic, just like their songs. Look for House Wrens hopping quickly through tangles and low branches and, in spring and summer, frequently pausing to deliver cheerful trilling songs.The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
I hope you’re having an excellent day. Sending hugs your way.
Hello friends, I drew a thing again! It’s been too long! And it’s another small round bird: a warbler. He is very, very pleased to meetcha.
The male Chestnut-sided Warbler sings two song types; one is accented at the end, the other is not. The first is used before the arrival of the females and in the early nesting cycle. The second is used mostly in territory defense while the birds are raising young.American Bird Conservancy
Males that only sing one song type appear to be less successful at attracting mates than males that sing both songs. The early-season song has a musical quality with an emphatic ending, sometimes interpreted as “very very pleased to meet cha!”
Hello friends! I have a bunch of cards ripe for the purchasing! When was the last time you sent someone you love a card? Why not send em a nice bird? Shoot me a message and I’ll ship em your way!
5 x 7 inch blank cards!
$20 for a pack of all four birds
$35 for two packs of all four birds
I have cards available for most everything on my site, so give me a shout if you’d like any other designs or prints or originals.
Please oh god trying to sell art is terrifying and I’m broke how do people do this help
I hope you are having a fantastic day! Cheers, R.
Another tiny round bird (to follow the golden-crown kinglet and junco)! Bushtits are very noisy and chattery small friends. They have a lot to talk about I guess. Like cracking jokes about their fantastic name. To protect their dignity, I guess I’ll mention that the “tit” part comes from the Old Icelandic “titr” meaning something small. They also weave fancy hanging nests.
10/10 top notch bird.
Shout out to my mom, who loves the bushtit and taught me to identify it (even if I can’t quite draw it right). Except I keep pretending that I don’t recognize what type of bird it is just to get a chuckle from my lovely, excitable mom saying “bushtit” over and over. Hi mom, I love you.
Juncos are all over here up in Seattle and have plenty of personality. Top notch bird.
Juncos are flocking birds with a distinct social hierarchy. They forage on the ground in these groups, scratching with their feet to find food. The flash of white tail feathers serve as a signal that alerts members of the flock when one is alarmed.
This fellow is the Golden-crowned Kinglet, and he is quite small and tough. I have yet to see one in person, but I hope to some day since they live around here near Seattle.
One of our tiniest birds, the Golden-crowned Kinglet is remarkable in its ability to survive in cold climates. Nesting in northern forest, wintering throughout much of the continent, it is usually in dense conifers which undoubtedly help provide shelter from the cold.Audubon.org
Tell me about your favorite birds?
Nothing too wild and exciting today, just some practice in vine charcoal and some of my bird friends.
Want to do a big, pretty piece of one of these guys soon, because I think they’re just fantastic tiny, round beasts, but something about their shape is just so hard for me draw. Anyone have suggestions on resources for learning to them?
Shoutout to a couple of my bird friends that pop by my window for peanuts.
Tell me about your favorite birds? Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and enjoying creating/capturing beautiful things.
I have $3 stickers for sale now! (There’s also some prints and cards, too.)
He is a very lovely human, and I like his company so I drew his face.
Last night I had a dream that rats overtook the place where I lived.
They were chewing through the window screens on both floors of my house.
We tried to keep them out as long as we could but had to flee and watch them invade our home.
They were coming up the stairs and gnawing through the floorboards and breeding in the closets.
They were too fast and too many to keep in my sight.
My home is a Thing they were not allowed to enter
Or to be inside of
Or to feel that they had a right to make their own
Or make themselves comfortable in.
I called my family.
They showed me how to quickly snap the rats’ necks.
I didn’t like doing that. I am gentle and love animals and my family.
They told me that was the most painless way to destroy an animal.