Heavy Starch I is an original oil painting, 8 x 6 inches. This piece was just plain fun to paint! I love it when these small works turn into a series, usually because it has become that "fun" word. Believe me, all painting is "work," but it is such a delightful, fulfilling work that work does become "fun." I've painted 3 in my Heavy Starch series, #2 sold last month, this is #1. It's for sale in my Etsy store here, for $55.00.
The tree ducks are staying around more and more. They come into the field in front of the house when that feeder goes off, and this is a shot of them at yet another feeder. I promise you, they all have watches and they know when each different feeder goes off!
The Tree Ducks are resident here in our part of Texas from April through December. They have a black-belly and a coral-pink bill and legs. Those almost orange bills and legs are so distinctive. This is a goose-like whistling duck, with a white stripe on its wing.
They enjoy our feeders. A lot. The resolution on this particular camera isn't very good, but at least I have a respectable group of them together to show you.
The animals seem to get along well and don't mind feeding together. We usually see any number of birds, deer, turkey and rabbits feeding at the same time. The Tree Ducks join them seasonally. In the photo above, in the very bottom left corner you can see the head of a duck and get a better idea of the color of the beak.
Below, it's time to fly away. It's so neat what the camera catches in flapping wings.
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