Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Eligible Bachelor

" Eligible Bachelor" 6x6" oil on canvas board,
Towhee was painted from photo by Angela Fletcher

"Be like the bird in flight . . . pausing a while on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, yet sings knowing yet, that she has wings." Victor Marie Hugo

This little guy is a Spotted Towhee, a striking sparrow of sun-baked thickets of the west. His warm rufous flanks match the dry leaves that he spends his time hopping around in. When trying to attract a mate this bright little bird will sit in the branches of a tree and sing away 70-90 percent of his morning. Once he finds a mate —the honeymoon is over—he is off doing more important things and only sings about 5 percent of his morning. Now isn't that just like a male! ; ) 

Thanks for lingering on my branch. 
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