"American Robin - male"
photograph - © Bruce A. Morrison
It's beginning to get kind of exciting here - our first flock of robins showed this past week and the air has been full of Canada Geese and today, Snow Geese. As I type - small groups and pairs of Bald Eagles are catching updrafts over the acreage and valley. Huge flocks of Red-wing Blackbirds are noisily accosting the valley as well, sending White-tail Deer running here and there, being disrupted from their sunny afternoon naps.
"Rose-breasted Grosbeak - female"
color pencil drawing - © Bruce A. Morrison
I'm also still working on the birds that I'm longing to see here again in a few weeks...this sketch being a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. This is one bird I really admire up close, for they are a pretty unassuming songbird that seem to really like our bird feeders each spring and summer. She was a pretty lady and was a fun challenge to capture it's subtle tonality and personality...not easy!
Spring - it's Getting closer!