Description: Birds at the shoreline.
Comment: ONE of the many things that made Bernie Fuchs a great illustrator was his ability with the “quiet” picture. This is a good example of that in that it doesn't focus on an element of storytelling or action to be successful. It is his mastery of the subtle that makes even a scene that would be repeated thousands of times in a single day interesting. I've made a conscious effort not to name the species of bird depicted... at first I'd thought these were flamingos, but now am leaning towards great herons. Any ornithologists out there?