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.
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.
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.