Carl Brenders - Migration Fever - Barn Swallows

At Point Pelle, Ontario, one of Roger Tory Peterson's twelve “'hottest” birding spots, I had an extraordinary opportunity to observe the behavior of a group of barn swallows for hours. They were building their nests in a big tower that overlooked an especially nice swamp. As I climbed the tower stairs, I came very close to the barn swallows; they did not seem to be disturbed by the presence of humans.

Crossing the rural Ontario landscape in springtime, I saw lots of old barns with swallows everywhere. Seeing these swallows, I was reminded of my youth when I would see these little birds gathering before migration. I imagined all the activity there would be in autumn when the Ontario barn swallows would teach their young to fly. Some of these swallows had a reddish brown breast; others had a much lighter colored breast. I chose to paint the lighter variety as they are similar to the European species. – CB

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Carl Brenders - Migration Fever - Barn Swallows


Release Year: 1987
Size: 23.25 x 31.75
Form: limited edition print on paper
Edition Size: 950 numbered and hand signed by the artist
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Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: BREMI2
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