He just looked a bit forlorn sitting there in my sketchbook without his lovely orange breast...so I got out the watercolor pencils and added a little color here and there, brushing on water to blend and make the color come out.
In case you want to hear the song Rockin' Robin (the original 1957 version), here is the YouTube link:
And here is the Jackson Five version YouTube link.
Now tell me that doesn't make you want to get up and dance?!?
And here are some bird pics from the recent snow - our first real snow of the year Sunday night/Monday morning = 4 inches on the ground and cold - but beautiful. Have to put out extra food for my bird friends :)
A female Downy woodpecker.
Two goldfinches keeping an eye on the male Downy woodpecker on the tree.
And the resulting bird-shape in the snow from a hawk attack. I was looking out the window when he or she swooped down, grabbed a Mourning dove, and took off, leaving this imprint in the snow. It happened quickly! (The cycle of life and death, all animals have to eat.)