Saturday, July 11, 2020

Early Bird!

A bird pulling up a worm
The early bird gets the worm! True enough, if you get up early, you can see birds getting worms! They can have them, thanks.

Here is a mystery that has puzzled me through the years. After a good rain, there are usually worms all over the roads and sidewalks. But I never see birds going after them. Are the worms too bloated with rain water to be tasty?

Maybe if I get up earlier on rainy days I will see birds feasting. Maybe I don't see them because they are already full of wormy goodness.

This drawing started as a Sharpy marker drawing on newsprint. I scanned it, traced it in Inkscape, and colored it with Affinity Designer.