You may recognize this next adorable framed feathers piece that I am listing on my etsy shop today, because I blogged about him when I first finished it. Created on an old book page, a male red-winged blackbird is perched on a branch amongst sky blue and a found poem which reads “Black and bold. he was beautiful!” It has been framed in a deep found frame with brass edges, and a glass panel. Want to know a little bit more about Red-Winged Blackbirds? They are sexually dimorphic, which means the male has the gorgeous black, red and orange colouring while the women are speckled tan and brown. A gorgeous specimen of the passerine family, Blackbirds love seeds and insects when it comes to diet. Open grasslands, wetlands and marshlands are where most of these beauties make their homes, because a nest built over water provides extra shelter from predators. During mating, the bright and bold males stake out the perfect nesting site and defend it from others. This beautiful altered book piece is now available for sale on my etsy shop. Comment on this post or any of the other framed feathers posts to be entered into my GIVEAWAY (details HERE) where you could win a special package filled with bird-themed original art, prints and ephemera or 1 of three 25% OFF coupons for my online shop.