Rose-breasted Grosbeak (drawing)

Another bird drawing from the favourite bird series.  This one is for my aunt, who recently broke her neck while horseback riding.  She is alive and recovering, but it was very scary.  She is an expert rider, but apparently a dog rushed out and started barking at her horse, which reared, caught its hoof in the reins, and fell over on top of her. She was riding with a friend, but, unable to get the horse off of my aunt, her friend rode off to get help.  While her friend was gone, the horse got up on its own, and my aunt walked the mile back to the stables, holding onto her head with both hands.  Amazing, right?  She was rushed to the emergency room and spent four days in urgent care, sustaining three broken ribs and massive trauma to her leg in addition to her broken neck.

I would be grateful if you could send good wishes her way!

Rose breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Rose breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

My aunt was the one who taught me to ride, and also the one who taught me to love birds.  The bird that first inspired her was the Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

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