One of my favorites of these misaligned birds is the boat-tailed grackle. They are bold, loud and quite beautiful with their iridescent feathers which are so difficult to capture in paint. But what I truly love to watch is when they puff themselves up and let out a screech exclaiming to the world, "I Am Bird! Look how big and important I am!" I ask you, how can you not admire one with such self-confidence?
This beauty held his branch and kept his neon-colored eye on me the whole time I was sketching.
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