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Murder & Parliament

Realized moments too late that the ink I’d used on the crows wasn’t waterproof — had to cover up my nice wash with some pasty gouache to fix it.  Ah, well.  Watercolour, pen & coloured pencil. Advertisements

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Starkey Owlets

Long-eared Owls are tough birds to find to begin with, and owlets doubly so.  So we local birders were delighted to discover that a group of four LEO chicks have been hanging around Starkey Hill Trail, often snoozing only a … Continue reading

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Snowflakes

Starting a new sketchbook is always a somewhat ceremonial occasion for me.  That first filled page sets the tone for the coming months ahead, and once I get down to the last few blank sheets in my previous book I’ll … Continue reading

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Snow Day on the Metz

It’s been years since I’ve pulled out the acrylics, but I just wasn’t up to the challenge of all that white in an unforgiving and potentially muddy medium like watercolour. The option to revise, of course, means that I did … Continue reading

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Metz Owls

It’s said that if you expect nothing, you can never be disappointed, and this was the attitude that I started out with today as I headed for the Metz in search of Snowy Owls. Finding these birds seemed like some … Continue reading

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LaSalle and Stoney Creek

LaSalle was teeming with its usual winter waterfowl this morning. Common Goldeneye, White-winged Scoter, Greater Scaup and a few Common Merganser dove offshore. Bufflehead and American Coot used the confusion of ducks and geese for cover as they scooted in … Continue reading

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Northern Hawk Owl, Stoney Creek

A rather approachable Hawk Owl has been hanging around a set of railroad tracks on top of the Escarpment near Stoney Creek since at least early December. I finally went down for a look at this local celebrity today, and … Continue reading

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