Sunday, January 13, 2013

Birds on Manhole Cover

Birds on Manhole Cover
Nancy Herman
oil on canvas board
6" x 8"

“a third of the nation's 800 bird species are endangered, threatened or in significant decline.” This report highlights how climate change will further imperil bird species already under stress from habitat loss, invasive species and other environmental threats."  The State of the Birds: 2010 Report on Climate Change.  Birds are also hit by planes, fly into tall glass buildings and are victims of oil spills.
One of these birds from a manhole cover in Japan seems to be howling in distress at the death of this beautiful little bird while the other seems to be checking for life signs.