Drawings, sketches and paintings of wildlife encountered on travels locally and further afield.
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Red crested Pochard on Wollaton lake. They hung about the far end of the lake near the edge and werent at all wary of me sitting feet away on a bench. There was some squabbling between pairs and the aggressors were mainly the females warding off the attentions of un-paired males. A pair of Mallard dabbled and preened quietly. As I painted a Siskin hung upside-down from Alder sprays above my head, dropping cones below and a Lesser spotted Woodpecker called in the distance.
Stock dove pair sitting in the sun. As I watched a Great spotted Woodpecker alighted on the dead branch below them and began drumming. The Stock doves werent having this intrusion and encouraged the Woodpecker to find another branch!