These birds are a bit more boldly colored, bright colors do make me very happy and are more entertaining for me to assemble. And I think I’ve enjoyed these posts more, showing each and every mini puzzle. The artwork is beautiful, as is the reproduction, and they each deserve to be seen in detail.
I know I told you I didn’t want to do any research to learn about any of the birds, but this one had me googling – I wanted to know if it were possible for birds to be fat. This is the stockiest bird I’ve ever seen! Apparently this is just the build of this species, but if you are interested there are some amazing photos of seriously obese birds out there on the web. Wow.
This is Bob. He’s a Scarlet Tanager. He knows he’s pretty. He’s a smug idiot.
The Chickadee is one of two sets of duplicates within this set of 15 birds. There are two each of this species and also the Tufted Titmouse. The reason why is anyone’s guess, because I certainly don’t know. There are so many species of pretty birds out there, it seems odd to have more than one of the species with the plainest colors. An interesting choice to be sure.
I have named this one Cherry the Chickadee.
I have named this one Bolero the Bluebird. Only because I like the sound of it. 😉
It seems odd to me that this multicolored bird is named the Bluebird. Perhaps the scientists/birdwatchers who started naming birds had never seen an Indigo Bunting (shown in yesterday’s post) before giving this species the name Bluebird. There are some odd names of animals in nature, so I suppose this shouldn’t be a surprise.