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Oct 29, 2010, 3:36:09 PM
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Cuckoo by WendyMitchell Cuckoo by WendyMitchell
Oils on canvas

Entry for Mesmerising Animals Motherhood Contest [link]

Cuckoo being fed by a reed warbler.

One of the traditions here in the Limousin is that if you have money in your pocket when you hear the first cuckoo in spring then you will be rich all year. If you have no money in your pocket when you hear it, then you will be poor. Unfortunately I very rarely keep money in my pockets!

The fabulous photo I used as a reference was published in the Daily Telegraph and was by a photographer named David Kjaeri

I would rather LOOK AT YOUR gallery than just thank you for faving my work. So please excuse my bad manners if you fave or comment on my work, because I will not be thanking you. Instead I will be looking at your work!
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glassocean Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL, looks like the one on the left is screaming at the smaller one to get off the branch.
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope, just screaming for food!
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feldrand Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconflowerheartplz: i love you for this one, haha... :hug:
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Amazing job ! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
it's my pleasure :-)
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Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Super work! :D

And....your piece made me look up the Cuckoo. I had no idea until today that they don't raise their own young, but rather, lay the eggs in other birds nests and leave them for the unsuspecting birds to raise. Even the Cuckoo hatchling will instinctively throw the other eggs or hatchlings out of the nest to insure their survival.
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, they're really interesting birds, but it's sad that it's such hard work for the small bird that has to feed it!
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Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol....for sure. ;)
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rainylake Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely details here. The colors are great!
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