About the Bird Art:
The image is printed on Epson Premium Matte Paper with UltraChrome Ink; the color should last quite a long time. The print is then mounted on a cradled wood block and coated with a UV resistant protectant to prevent fading. Each block is signed and numbered on the back (the edition # you receive will vary). Ready to hang from a sawtooth hanger attached to the back. Watermarks will not appear on print.
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4" x 4": $48, 6" x 6": $55
This listing is for a limited edition, fine art print of my original painting of a House Sparrow called, “I’ll Be Your Super Hero.”
There’s a whole flock of house sparrows currently holed up in the eave of my house. Ok, really, they’ve burrowed into my attic and have taken up residency there. One of the chicks fell out and was hopping around on the ground. I heard the father chirping his protective head off. I hung out near enough to keep the neighborhood cats from doing the little bird in. But dad stuck around and the chick quickly learned how to fly. Necessity is the father of invention, right?
Bird in a Box subscribers: this is the bird for September 2016.
About the bird:
From our friends at Audubon:
“One of the most widespread and abundant songbirds in the world today, the House Sparrow has a simple success formula: it associates with humans. Native to Eurasia and northern Africa, it has succeeded in urban and farming areas all over the world — including North America, where it was first released at New York in 1851. Tough, adaptable, aggressive, it survives on city sidewalks where few birds can make a living; in rural areas, it may evict native birds from their nests. ”
|Probably has affected some native birds by competing for nest sites and food. Eastern population peaked around 1900, has been gradually declining in recent years.
|Old World Sparrows
|Cities, towns, farms. General surroundings vary, but in North America essentially always found around manmade structures, never in unaltered natural habitats. Lives in city centers, suburbs, farms; also around isolated houses or businesses surrounded by terrain unsuited to House Sparrows, such as desert or forest.