Bay-headed Tanagers live in Central, and northern South America. In life, they are stunningly beautiful. This bird deserves a better effort on my part.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
It still did'nt sell. What gives? This is not a bad painting.
Right now I'm working on a an 11x14" Brown Bear. We'll see how the new one turns out.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Well about a week ago I was jolted awake in the morning by an earthquake. They are a common occurance here. The only thing that happened was that a stack of paintings leaning against the wall fell over. I righted them, thinking it was no big deal.
I retrieved it and was dismayed to see this 4 inch rip in the canvas. What a bummer. I think that I can repair it to some extent by gluing a swath of canvas onto the back with acrylic medium. Then I can fill the torn canvas with gesso, then paint.
The painting will have a noticeable scar, and it will have to be sold at a substantial discount. I am glad that I had the painting professionally photographed before the damage happened. Nevertheless, it is a lot of labor down the drain. Boo hoo.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The photo above is the view from the bluff looking south.
Pectoral Sandpipers can be very trusting, like many sandpipers, if you approach them slowly.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
There were some Hudsonian Godwits with the Mew Gull above, and a few other things.
Short-billed Dowitchers are found predominately near the coast while Long-billed Dowitchers tend to be inland. I'm lazy, and just assume that all the coastal dowitchers are short-billed. They look nearly identical, and bill length is not always a reliable field mark.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Yesterday morning I headed to the usual haunts in time to witness the highest tide that I have ever seen around here. That did'nt seem to affect the local waterfowl like this Am. Widgeon and C. Goose, relaxing at Spenard Crossing.
Last Thursday I saw a Common Loon on Westchester. Yesterday it was a Red-throated Loon, too far away for photos. That was the only RT Loon that I have ever seen on Westchester, although they are often seen on the coast just below Westchester.