This new bird nest painting was inspired by my little friends from this Spring, the Great Crested Flycatchers that nested in the dead tree in my backyard. I got to see them building the nests with things like snake skins (how do they find this stuff?) and then after a bit they were bringing food to the nest, carrying huge insects in their beaks. As far as I can tell there are no distinguished markings between the male and female. Photos below... one is the male and the other is the female but I don't know which is which!
I'm very sad that in the last week that last branch fell off the tree in a thunderstorm and it's now just a trunk... I hope that holds up, as the nesting hole is still there (you can see it on the trunk in the above photo) and I hope some birds nest in it next year! I spent many hours on my porch watching the flycatchers.