1108 Hmm, nice trill! (Wrens in Foxgloves – Troglodytes troglodytes, Digitalis)
Artist Code: 1108. Completed June 2011. Original SOLD. Water colour on Aquarelle Arches 100% hot pressed cotton rag paper. Unframed size 9” x 12”. Framed original 16” x 21”. This little painting, framed and glazed, flew off to Singapore to its new home on 10th March 2016.
Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes, Foxglove, Digitalis.
Whilst taking a short break in my caravan at Incleboro Fields Caravan Club Site, West Runton, Norfolk in May 2010, I decided to go for a quiet walk through the site, taking my camera with me. As I walked I could hear a loud piercing shrill and crept towards the sound. A bulbous little wren was singing his heart out, perched on top of a foxglove! I noticed the sunlight beaming across the scene and immediately wanted to paint a picture! However, in the few seconds it took me to put the camera to my eye, the wren saw me and flitted away out of sight. Nevertheless, I snapped the foxglove and surrounding vegetation and remembered that I had a similar shot of a wren amongst my myriad photographs, and also found another wren piccy, both birds being incumbent to my little wild garden. Thank you to Alan Adams for allowing me to pick his foxgloves.
“HMM, NICE TRILL!”
At Incleboro’ Fields one day
The loudest shrill came into play
With tail erect and beak astride
He sat on foxglove with great pride
She watched from down below in shade
And hoped his song would never fade