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

TEN FINGER ART

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
 
Gloriosa
 
Iris Fall
 
Canada Mayflowers and Moccasin
 
Bunchberry and Friend, Vignette
 
Tiger
The Blue Hoop
 
Polar Night
 

SHARP-SHINNED HAWK

Sharp-Shinned Hawk
 Accipiter striatus
May 2, 2017