I discovered two weird bird watchers when I was watching birds at the lake last weekend…
One was high on a branch with his binoculars close by:
The other was well hidden and appeared to be wearing a disguise!
At least he had his camera ready!
I saw several “normal” birds too! All in one day…
2 Rufous Hummingbirds
4 Blue Jays
4 geese and their fuzzy goslings
1 Cooper’s Hawk
It was a successful bird watching day, I’d say!
Happy Weird Bird Watching Wednesday!
P.S. I’d love to hear what birds you see today!
Posted in Weird Bird Wednesday
Tagged bird watching, color pencils, creative play, drawing, happy art, happy Wednesday, humor, imagination, smile, Spring, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
I think I saw a Mountain Chickadee on my Crabapple tree yesterday morning…
That was before my cat, The Bird Watcher scared it away!
It was my inspiration for a page in the art journal that I told you about in my post here: The Art Of Noticing
I must say, it was super fun to color with my Prismacolor pencils in a rainbow of colors! I felt like a child again.
What creative activities help you feel young at heart?! ❤️ I hope you share them with me.
Happy Bird Watching! 🙂
Posted in Art Journal, Cats, Color, color pencil, Humor, imaginary drawings, Uncategorized
Tagged art classes, art journal, bird watching, birds, cats, childhood memories, color pencils, coloring, creative play, drawing, humor, imagination, relaxing
I was researching the Black-capped Chickadee and discovered on Allaboutbirds.org that its song differs depending on where the bird lives.
“In most of North America, its song is a simple, pure 2 or 3 note whistled fee-bee or hey, sweetie.”
Here is a watercolor painting I completed of two Black-capped Chickadees. Part of the exercise was learning how to paint a stone wall and fence in Val Webb’s online class. It is my last assignment for this class but I will keep painting and learning about birds!
Did you know that the Black-capped Chickadee is one of the first birds that people learn about? I’m not sure I have ever seen one in my area. But now I’m going to be listening for its song of 3 to 4 notes of the same pitch.
Do you know what tune this bird whistles where you live?
Happy Bird Watching!
Posted in Song Birds, Watercolor
Tagged Art, bird watching, birds, classes, creative, fences, learning, painting, song birds, stone walls, technique, watercolor, whistles