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12.000 x 9.000 inches
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Painting - Watercolor On Paper
The blue jay is an active, noisy, bright blue bird with a distinctive head crest, black necklace, gray-white underbelly, and white spots on both its wings and on its tail. The adult blue jay is 11 to 12 1/2 inches long (slightly bigger than a robin) and is absolutely unmistakable in any of its habitats. They are found naturally in forest edge communities but have developed such a tolerance of human beings that they occur in increasingly large numbers in almost any human inhabited or modified ecosystem. Male and female blue jays have identical plumages. Infamous as a destroyer of eggs and nestlings, Blue Jays actually derive only a small percentage of their annual food needs from these sources. Its diet is mostly vegetarian, including especially acorns, beech nuts, and seeds. Blue Jays also eat a variety of animal foods including grasshoppers, beetles, caterpillars, and small vertebrates. Blue Jays are intelligent and adaptable, taking advantage of almost any food resource, and will readily take to back yard bird feeders. Nonmigratory populations of Blue Jays store food such as acorns in bark crevices or in the soil.
I started painting this after my 8yr. Old sun got a book about birds in North America. He wanted to paint a Blue Jay with me during his spring break....so we started it together. He was faster than me and finished it on the same day :) it took days for me to get it finished! Original is on watercolor paper and ready for sale!!
May 3rd, 2013
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