Picture Profile: 0703 Song Thrushes in Ivy

0703 Song Thrushes in Ivy

0703 Song Thrushes in Ivy

Artist Code: 0703. Completed Febuary 2007. Original SOLD. Water colour on Aquarelle Arches 100% hot pressed cotton rag. Unframed size 12″ x 16″. Framed size 18” x 22”. 

SOLD at Holt Picturecraft Gallery, September 2009.

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Songthrush, Turdus philomelos; Ivy, Hedera helix.

My grateful thanks to Ian Dickerson whose perfectly cute photograph (lower thrush) was the inspiration behind this compilation of thrushes in ivy in January.

Poem:

The handsome Song Thrush looks so sweet,
Yet thrashes with his weapon beak,
An unsuspecting snail in shell,
Against a stone, and, you can tell,
He loves and gulps his juicy sprat,
A garden pest gone just like that!
Although the air is cold and clear,
and blue skies sometimes do appear
The thrush will seek a comfort nook,
Amongst the ivy leaves, but look,
Some blackened berries still hang there,
she’ll pluck and eat till all is bare.