Friday, 16 June 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch on the wire.
Carduelis trisis
American Goldfinch
Black cap
Black and white tail
White under-tail coverts.

Myrtle at my window

Myrtle Warbler/Yellow Rump Warbler May 23, 2017
Dendroica coronate
Northern and Eastern birds have white sides of neck.
Northern and Eastern birds have white neck.
Yellow on sides.
White below with heavy streaking on sides.
Yellow on crown.
Size: 5 inches
Breast band dark cheek patch.
Two white wing bars.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


The Spring of 2017 was/is a long-time coming.
This is our morning view:
The only ground showing was under the Blue Spruce.
During March and April the snow did melt but then we got five inches of ice pellet packed snow last week that we could drive half ton trucks over without a tread-mark. The stuff this morning was just a wet snow cover that concentrated the birds so that the Sharp-shinned hawk of the previous post came calling.
To pass the time while the snow was melting I finally MADE TIME for myself to create some art-works.
Media was Modeling Clay on 16x20 canvass boards.
Winter Dreams
March Madness
Moccasin Eye
Iris Fall
Canada Mayflowers and Moccasin
Bunchberry and Friend, Vignette
The Blue Hoop
Polar Night


Sharp-Shinned Hawk
 Accipiter striatus
May 2, 2017