The kids and I painted birdhouses over the winter and filled them with bird seed and hung them in one of our beautiful trees in kitchen view. It's so fun watching all the birds rotate in and out of the houses. We noticed that the cardinals were the most shy and nervous of all the birds. The Blue Jay's are definitely the Alpha bird and for some reason when we see the Red Cardinal, soon after a Big Bad Blue Jay comes swooping down. They must stalk the cardinals.
I'm going to put this painting in my online shop today. (I'm slowly, but surely getting paintings loaded to the shop. www.nataliespinelli.com