Drawings, sketches and paintings of wildlife encountered on travels locally and further afield.
Monday, 11 February 2013
Drake Smew at Locko Park, Spondon. Very good views as he swam from bank to bank. He spent a lot of time diving beneath the overhanging trees and vegetation and was easily overlooked against the brighter patches of water though he was very conspicuous against darker reflections.. I saw him bring a large Perch to the surface and struggle to swallow it after which he preened and rested. It was bitterly cold with a raw wind blowing across the water which quickly numbed my hands making it hard if not impossible to hold pencil and brush!