“Mountain Junco” by Kristin Gjerdset 2014
6″ x 6″
Watercolor and Ink
This was painted from a photo I had taken at Rocky Mountain National Park in May of 2011. I noticed a dark bird flitting about in the snow, foraging. She or he stopped long enough for me to take a picture.
Juncos visit my yard everyday throughout the winter here in Wisconsin but it was the first time I saw a mountain junco. With an interest in birding, it was a great personal moment.