Saturday, April 12, 2014

bird watching second week

fake journal april 06 2014
dark-eyed Junco sketch and notes on Spotted Towhee

April 6, 2014, overcast with wet ground
visits from Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Pacific Wren, and Black-Capped Chickadee

fake journal april 10 2014
bird watching notes

April 10, 2014, hazy with sun filtering through clouds

  • 8:10 male Spotted Towhee alights at 3 different nearby bushes before arriving at feeder
  • 8:17 song sparrow
  • 8:25 I was off in thought and saw something run by and into the bushes. I think it was a song sparrow.
  • 8:28 Dark-Eyed Junco
  • 8:29 two Black-Capped Chickadees
  • 8:46 two Song Sparrows
  • 8:47 Black-Capped Chickadee
  • 8:48 Black-Capped Chickadee
  • 8:48 Grey Tree Squirrel passes by
  • 8:49 Black-Capped Chickadee

fake journal april 11 2014
notes on leaf arrangement

April 11, 2014, overcast with chance of sun

I filled the bird feeder this morning and had a closer look at the leaves growing on the tree. They are larger now and opening up like a flower. The leaves grow in sets of two with a flower bud on each set. Some of the sets are paired and at differing growth stages.

As a side note: I spent a good part of the day trying to figure out what kind of tree this is. I googled and looked in The Sisley Guide to Trees book but to avail. It has blossoms similar to a dogwood but no fruit. I'll spend this coming week drawing more details and next week, I'll put up my drawings and a photo and see if any of you know this tree:)

joining international fake journal month and sunday sketches

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bird Watching

fake journal, 2014
black-capped chickadee bird
Drawing to show coloring for Black-capped Chickadee.

fake journal 4.2.14
bird watching 4.2.14
Notes above on coloring for Dark-eyed Junco, Pacific Wren, Black-capped chickadee.

fake journal april 2, 2014
bird watching april 2, 2014
Notes above on coloring for Spotted Towhee.

fake journal 2014
bird watching 4.3.14

Notes above on Pacific Wren and Rufous Hummingbird.

fake journal 2014
backyard bird watching, april 4, 2014
Notes above on interactions between Pacific Wren and Dark-eyed Junco. Also, notes on two American Crows and their collection of nest-making material.

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Joining International Fake Journal Month and Sunday Sketches.