(B126A) Still Hungry! 13" x 9.5" unframed original pencil drawing of Great Tit parent feeding fledgling.
My thanks to Rod Rolt for the beautiful reference photograph.
The great tit (parus major) is widespread in woodland and gardens throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central and Northern Asia. Usually nesting in holes in trees, the female lays as many as 12 eggs, incubating them alone, but both parents help raise the young. In most years two broods of chicks are raised.
The great tit is a familiar and much-loved visitor to parks and gardens. Its appearance is reminiscent of another popular bird, the North American chickadee.
Image size approximately 13" x 9.5" (33cm x 24cm) Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat board. (Please note that the watermark at the top of the image does not appear on original drawing.)