Wednesday, 26 September 2012

And another two

The treecreeper is a personal favourite.  I've only seen one twice but I think it might be one of the most beautiful birds I've ever seen.  

The pigeon is unfinished and suffered worst of all from the poor colour settings on the scanner.

two more birds

 I was surprised to see a crested tit recently, not because they're particularly rare to my knowledge, but simply because I'd never seen one to the best of my knowledge.
The grey wagtail on the other hand is a frequent visitor to our front garden and a prominent local inhabitant.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

life got busy

Well life got busy and then my wife went away for 3 nights with work and I had nothing to do but paint.  8 more birds coming in pairs.  New scanner does things I don't like to the colour so so once I figure it I'll post truer images. First up the cormorant and the rook.  Both black feathered birds with the cormorant being a beautiful purple/black and the rook a grey/blue/black.  So many shades of near black.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

New pictures from Norfolk Broads

Had a splendid holiday recently on the beautiful Norfolk Broads.  Moving at an average of 4 miles an hour really changes your world view.


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Late but I get there

due to a whole variety of things taking demands on my time and our printer/scanner giving up the ghost when we were unable to afford to replace it, it's been a long while since I blogged anywhere.  But now it's time to get back to things.

A soft, 2b, pencil, drawing of a chiff chaff spotted while walking back from taking my son to pre-school
I'm pretty new to this birding thing, mostly inspired by my daughter's questions and Simon Barnes' books. I knew I was looking at a member of the tit family but it took me a while to realise the bird I'd drawn was a willow tit.

The nightingale was an amalgam of 3 photos from three birding books. I've never seen a nightingale but really wanted to draw one.