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May Sketches

Bluebirds at Huron Natural Area: Warblers on the Bruce Peninsula: Long-tailed Ducks on Colpoy’s Bay: Thrushes and Northern Flicker: Advertisements

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Sound-alike

The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest and grandest of the Canadian woodpeckers.  Even non-birders are compelled to take notice when they see one, which isn’t often, given their relative shyness and preference for large,  mature forests.  Patience and persistance is … Continue reading

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Woodpecker – Completion

What? March? Really?! Time I finished up with this. I used Payne’s grey almost exclusively while building up the first three quarters of the painting. As a result, I had to fight with it a bit to warm up the … Continue reading

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Woodpecker … In Progress

Winter is here, and I’m in the mood for a wintery watercolour.  Woodpeckers seem an obvious choice of subject matter, as despite being year-round residents, they are birds I associate with cold weather and barren branches.  On many a winter … Continue reading

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Red-headed Woodpecker

A quick painting of that gorgeous Pelee inhabitant. Mixed media.

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Birding the Tip of Canada

I’ve been meaning to make this Pelee trip for years. Three days of birds, bins and what is likely the world’s highest known concentration of knee socks and Tilley hats awaited me when I arrived at noon on Tuesday. Twenty … Continue reading

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Count Weekend

Early Saturday morning I headed out to the folks’ to complete my contribution to this year’s GBBC. With spring approaching, the resident pair of Pileated Woodpeckers become much more vocal and are usually easier to find, and my goal today … Continue reading

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