Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Blue Tit drawing

This one of a Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) took me quite a bit longer than the last two due to the greater feather detail. Based on a photograph taken back in December, the bird briefly stopped, looked at me, then carried on foraging on what was a very wet and misty day. Its head feathers were wet and spikey looking. Click for a larger version.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Little Egret drawing

Did another drawing for the Ayrshire Bird Report, this is a Little Egret (Egretta garzetta). It was an exceptional year for these birds in 2010 with at least seven individuals recorded in Ayrshire. Click for a larger version.

More: www.fssbirding.org.uk/sketches.htm

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sun on the Solway

Well the sun did appear for around ten minutes in a whole week spent in southern Scotland late last month! I've uploaded a species list for our Caerlaverock birding trip here:
I didn't take many bird photographs at all with the SLR gear and most of these images were created with the Canon G12 compact.

Florida fieldwork trip report

I've uploaded a species list to my main website for all the birds seen on and around Summerland Key in Florida last month. While it was a work trip, the birds were ever-present and easy to see. The highlights were: Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Bald Eagle, Royal Tern, Blue-gray Ganatcatcher, Gray Catbird, Florida Prairie Warber, Palm Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler Ovenbird and Northern Waterthrush.


Catching up with 2012

Well, I'd better start posting or it will be February before I know it...