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The Art of JAMA
May 19, 2015

Bird’s Nest and Ferns: Fidelia Bridges

JAMA. 2015;313(19):1890-1891. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11751

A flash of color or a snippet of birdsong brightens the landscape in grove or grassy meadow, and watching or listening to members of the myriad bird families can be entertaining and inspiring. A robin’s peppy roundelay at dawn may render the alarm clock irrelevant for a late sleeper, but it provides a note of cheer and a sense that all is well. The airy, expressive scenes of songsters and their environs painted by Fidelia Bridges (1834-1923) have appeal for both armchair wildlife enthusiasts and birders in their Wellies with binoculars in hand.