This was just a little creation that came from bits and pieces of other photographs – a collage in its truest form. I made it because I’d like to think that birds take a moment to enjoy each other’s company, that their lives aren’t solely about scurrying after worms and avoiding the cat sitting in the garden below.

My husband finds this piece very funny, as I’m always begging him to stop singing (if you’ve heard him, you would know why). I wonder if any birds out there have less-than-perfect voices, and if their mates ever ask them to stop? In any case, these two seemed quite happy with one another, and I’m grateful for their inspiration.