Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This shows my painting , about half finished. I decided to leave out the white Ibis and go for a long thin composition. It's so nice to be painting birds again. I'll post the finished painting in a couple of days(hopefully). Top to bottom..... great egret, roseate spoonbill, snowy egret, juvenile roseate spoonbill.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I was asked how the ospreys on our platform were getting along. Well I'm very pleased to say that 2 of the 3 chicks have fledged and left the nest. The 3rd chick died during a heat wave in early June. The mum was incredible. She shielded the chicks from the sun moving her body like a sun dial, only leaving the nest to plunge into the creek to cool down and drip cool water on the babies.
Here's a couple of recent snaps. "Great pooping action"!!