Alberto is feeling quite confident that the ladies will swoon over his beautifully decorated bower. All thanks to his ingenious disguise, Alberto had the courage this year to steal the 'most delightful blue treasures' he had ever seen.
.. Alberto is a lover not a fighter.. .
The Satin Bower Bird hails from Australia.. the male is well known for stealing all manner of blue objects with which to decorate his bower nest'.. the 'blue bower' is to attract the female, who apparently is delighted by pretty blue things that match the eyes and shining plumage of the male. Blue pegs ( New Zealand speak for 'clothespin' ) and drinking straws are obviously very alluring.. they are often found outside decorating the bower.
Ready for love'
Watercolor on paper
9 x 12
Helen Wheeler Shaw
Luv H xx