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Warblerbrau Porter

You can’t drink just one! Or paint just one, either…


Now with correctly placed umlaut!

Prothonotary Warblers are endangered in Canada and in decline throughout the US. They are one of the only warblers to nest in tree cavities, and overwinter in mangrove swamps. Neither paint nor pixels can do justice to the color of the Prothonotary Warbler, which is a shocking, ecstatic yellow. They practically glow in the dark. It’s a thing.

They do not, to the best of my knowledge, wear fezzes in the wild.

Prints available, ‘cos y’know, why not?

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.



Something seems a little out of perspective about the branch and the tail feathers, but maybe I'm just drunk.


The bird is actually a little off-kilter--he's doing the warbler equivalent of the comic pin-up T&A pose.

I love these! I'll bet there has to be someone out there who'd be willing to sponsor these brews. Between the art, the bheer and the message, they'd do great!

Never seen a prothonotary in the feather. They supposedly pass thru Jersey but I haven't been out birding in a couple of years. I should dust off my binocs, grab my guide, get out of the house and back out to the Swamp and Overlook. *determined* Oh wait. It's winter. Cold. Maybe in a month or four...

And wear _lots_ of insect repellent.

It occurs to me that in addition to the usual 'sell the original at the art show', you could also stick a label on an empty beer bottle for use as scultpure/mixed media display...

Oooh! Ooh! Idea! Since folks have expressed interest in making these into beer labels, why not save a step, and sell them as labels? Plenty of homebrew folks out there would love a good label to stick on their brew.

Also, it occurs to me that you haven't done any winged tree frogs in a while. Shocking yellow would work well for them.