Monday, November 27, 2006

Local birds II: egretts, buzzards, owls, and passerines

Some sketches from this weekend. On Saturday I was sketching some Little Egrets Egretta garzetta near the river:

On Sunday I sketched a Common Buzzard Buteo buteo but it flew away before I could end the drawing, so I sketched some Little Owls Athene noctua:

I also tried to sketch a Southern Gray Shrike Lanius meridionalis, which flew away too, and some Meadow Pipits Anthus pratensis:

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Local birds: buzzards, pipits and wagails

This morning I've been sketching Buzzards Buteo buteo:

And also a Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta and some White Wagtails Motacilla alba:

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

This weekend I managed to go to Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, where I did some sketches. You can see some skteches of Tufted Ducks Aythya fuligula, Pochards Aythya ferina and a Shoveler Anas clypeata:

Some Teals Anas crecca:

A Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus:

Some Cattle Egretts Bubulcus ibis in a rooster:

Some Golden Plovers Pluvialis apricaria and Lapwings Vanellus vanellus (obviously I need to work a lot and improve...):