Monday, September 13, 2010

Fishing Bird

 Fishing Bird, collage/acrylic, 5 x 5, 2010
 Elizabeth W. Seaver
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When we went to the Outer Banks last month, my husband and I took a short trip down towards Hatteras Island by way of Kitty Hawk.  We stopped at a small lighthouse that was being restored and found a boardwalk trail out into the coastal marsh.  The elevated wooden platform out over a sheltered lagoon gave us an excellent view of the antics of the crabs.  Kingfishers, gulls and other shore birds flew overhead.

Looking out over the water from that height, we were able to watch several varieties of herons and egrets stalk their prey in the shallow water.  Every so often they'd go stone-still for a moment and then suddenly strike with their long bills, coming back up with some delectable bit of dinner.

That's when this fisher bird appeared in my head.  Perhaps he should have stuck with the more traditional fishing method for his species, since it looks as if he has fished all day and caught nothing.  And I'm sure his feet are hot, too!

8 comments:

Country Mouse Studio said...

I wish I had even a quarter of the wonderful imagination that you do. This is wonderful

Linda Popple said...

Another smile!! You're just amazing! :-)

Vivian said...

I can identify with Fishing Bird's lack of success, but he is SO CUTE in the process. LOVE IT.

bricarwaller said...

Terrific! Love his relaxed state. Sure beats having to swoop down and catch those fish.

martinealison said...

Vous avez tout juste... le bonheur est là...

Celeste Bergin said...

I want those stockings! charming painting

-Don said...

It's good to know that your creative juices weren't on vacation with the rest of your being. This is fun. Thanks for the smile.

-Don

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