The other day, I caught (photographically, obviously) a Brewer's blackbird with a tasty bit of flying protein in its beak.
Maybe I've studied way too much art history back in the day, but the bird's pose mimics early medieval Scandinavian bird-of-prey brooches--or vice versa--and other metalwork from similar cultures.
The most constructive aspect thereof--for me, at least--is that wildlife photography demonstrates how stylized art from over a thousand years ago was rooted in the craftsman's keen observation of nature.
So, when I edited my image, I've deliberately left some elements of metal fencing below as a referential gesture.
Yup, definitely too much art history!