Since birds are often harbingers of our environment, their presence is a joy to me. These gems delight with exuberant life as they trill incessant song in spring. Frequently in motion, they connect us to the environment by attracting our attention. Then they disappear just as quickly, but I like the challenge of finding them even when they hide in plain view. I tend to notice more details of our shared surroundings because of their activity. Each sighting is a brief glance into their lives, and a moment of exhiliration for me.

There are all sorts of reasons that come to mind as to why this domestic bird seems in such a hurry... maybe she doesn't want to become dinner?... but at least she was fun to paint!