Rare Birds

From time to time birds make an appearance in my work. A recent visit in our yard from a flock of Chestnut Sided Warblers prompted me to make a sketch based on the occasion. Food for thought.
I was reminded of a time in Quebec while hiking in the Chic Choc mountains of the Gaspe that a family of Canada Grouse made an appearance on the trail. The colours were amazing and the dance of distraction was spectacular. The male bird was all fluffed up with feathers rattling creating the illusion of power and speed. The Funny how much comes from chance encounters with birds.