Taking a break – house sparrow


Charcoal and white pastel on tinted paper, 24cm x 32cm

Just below the birdbox that contains his growing and hungry brood of chicks a male house sparrow takes the weight off his feet and briefly rests in the afternoon sun on the balcony rail outside my kitchen.

Covid-19 lockdown has meant finding pleasure and interest in the wildlife literally at our doorsteps.

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