It’s not a bug, it’s a bird, a one day old hummingbird. He had his nest destroyed last spring, and came to us weak and unresponsive. Even after he rallied, his odds were low. But every morning there he was, eagerly waiting for his extremely small breakfast. He is our tiniest survivor of all, and now lives wild and free.
The lords of dance, manakins perform different types of dances to attracts mates. The White-collared Manakin performs dance moves with another male, the winner is the determined dominant male. @audubonsociety
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#Inktober 19th "Cloud" 🐦🌩☁ (For those wondering what happened with 18th "Filthy", I just hadn't an idea for that prompt, so having in mind I already made more drawings than I had to -for the prompt word "Poison" I made two more drawings because I wasn't happy with it- I decided to move to the next one of the list 😅).
For this one I made my own interpretation of a Thunderbird!
"The thunderbird is a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples' history and culture. It is considered a supernatural being of power and strength.
A thunderbird is a huge bird with an enormous wingspan who was directly connected to adverse weather conditions. It was said that the bird caused thunder claps each time it flapped its gigantic wings. Depending on the storyteller, the thunderbird could also cause rainfall or shoot lightning from its eyes."
(It's a pity I didn't get a better paper to work with watered gouache, but I thought I wouldn't use so much colour on my drawings 😆) #Inktober2017#cloud#art#arte#drawing#illustration#ilustracion#thunderbird#mythology#nativeamerican#bird#storm
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Yellow Warblers breed across North America and are commonly found in wetlands and along streams. Patrick spotted this one at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin.⠀
Many thanks to Patrick Maurice, @patrickmaurice_birding, for sharing his images for this week's #AudubonTakeover.