House Wren, 8x8 on Maple Wood (SOLD but available as a custom order)
The House Wren, a common, native bird all over the United States, is a small bird with a big voice that readily inhabits natural tree cavities and anything it can turn into a cavity (nest boxes, planters, shoes, yard art). Some people love this sweet little bird, and some people love to hate it. If you have one around your house, you'll notice that it sings incessantly. This is the male announcing and defending his territory. Even if you've never noticed the bird, you have surely noticed its nest - it fills cavities to the brim with small sticks and twigs. Male wrens will make numerous nests and the female chooses the one she likes, which leaves other filled-up cavities completely useless to other birds. They also intentionally fill other cavity-nests with sticks as a way to out-compete other birds in their territory, including bluebirds and swallows. Talk about tough guys.
This is a digitally modified photograph so that the image looks like a painting. I often work in this medium, which takes a lot of time and experimentation, and I love it for certain images. It creates an artsy and unique look. This is printed on maple wood, making the print even more artistic with striations of the wood grain showing through the image. Priced at 8x8and ready to hang and shipping included in price. Other sizes and mediums available.