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cutie common redpoll and contest closing

21 Aug

Last but not least a lovely little framed mixed media original joins the rest of my bird themed pieces in my etsy shop: this cute little common redpoll.Want to know a little bit more about the Common Redpoll? Living in forests, thickets and shrubs these members of the finch family love to eat seeds, grasses and small insects. These cuties have mostly grey plumage with flashes of red, especially on their brown, crown and chest. Very vocal, these little guys are often chatting back and forth with their flock. As this is the final piece I am adding to my etsy shop in conjunction with framed feathers, my GIVEAWAY CONTEST will close at midnight tonight (pacific time) and I will announce the winner tomorrow! Good luck, all the best and thank you SO SO SO much to all of you for your readership, support and participation. I’m excited to announce the lucky winners very soon!

red-winged blackbird perched amongst a poem

18 Aug

You may recognize this next adorable framed feathers piece that I am listing on my etsy shop today, because I blogged about him when I first finished it. Created on an old book page, a male red-winged blackbird is perched on a branch amongst sky blue and a found poem which reads “Black and bold. he was beautiful!” It has been framed in a deep found frame with brass edges, and a glass panel. Want to know a little bit more about Red-Winged Blackbirds? They are sexually dimorphic, which means the male has the gorgeous black, red and orange colouring while the women are speckled tan and brown. A gorgeous specimen of the passerine family, Blackbirds love seeds and insects when it comes to diet. Open grasslands, wetlands and marshlands are where most of these beauties make their homes, because a nest built over water provides extra shelter from predators. During mating, the bright and bold males stake out the perfect nesting site and defend it from others. This beautiful altered book piece is now available for sale on my etsy shop. Comment on this post or any of the other framed feathers posts to be entered into my GIVEAWAY (details HERE) where you could win a special package filled with bird-themed original art, prints and ephemera or 1 of three 25% OFF coupons for my online shop.

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