Thursday, June 23, 2016

A New Bird (and Critter) Feeder

I bought a giant new feeder to hold black oil sunflower seeds this spring, something the woodpeckers and finches can cling to.  I can't wait to see all the birds who will come.

They will come!  Right?

I even followed a naturalist's guide (something I also observed at my local nature center) and built a brush pile for a safe habitat.

Well.  I got squirrels.  And chipmunks.  Dozens of chipmunks, actually.  Not what I expected.

Still, fun to draw.

This unusual angle is from my second floor window looking down on the feeder in the lawn.  I enjoyed using the ink to capture some of the details, and then adding to the sketch with watercolors.

We'll see what else comes along this summer that I might draw!

1 comment:

Diane said...

What you need is a cat! And do not put it off the darn chipmunks seem to multiply at an alarming rate.

Great sketch. The birds on the feeders are something I often try to capture in my daily journal. I'll have to do like you and add the rodents to my sketches too.

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