Oddly enough, when I first saw this, I thought that it was an overhead perspective of a duck floating on a stream, surrounded by marsh reeds. Then I saw the bird's tiny talons and realized my error. Just thought I would share my silliness! ;)~
It's as if the bird is forever frozen in time, staring those berries down for all eternity, simply because you painted it. Of course I know that the bird would surely take wing and snatch them out of midair in another moment or two, but that is the magic of such imagery. Another lovely poem to complement the painting and its symbolic meaning, as well! Very nice.