2015 Halloween Hats

Acorn Woodpecker and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hats

Acorn Woodpecker and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hats

Acorn Woodpecker and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hats

Acorn Woodpecker Hat

Acorn Woodpecker Hat

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hat

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Hat

Well, that time of year has arrived again. Every year the kids and I start negotiations on what they should be for Halloween. I suppose

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More Horned Lark Sketches (pages 66 and 68)

Horned Lark Pencil Sketch

Horned Lark Pencil Sketch

Horned Lark Pencil Sketch

I did few sketches of Horned Larks in a row, as I was getting ready to do a painting of a group of them running in the snow. While on a family outing looking for a Snowy Owl reported near here, I got several photos

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Horned Lark Pencil Sketch p65

Horned Lark Pencil Sketch

Horned Lark Pencil Sketch

Horned Lark (Canon 40D 200-400mm)

Growing up in the southwest corner of New York State, I never came across Horned Larks. For one reason or another they aren’t typically in the area. It’s sad to have missed out on such a great bird! Gazing through field guides as a

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Cedar Waxwing Pencil Sketch p64

Cedar Waxwing Pencil Sketch , p64

Cedar Waxwing Pencil Sketch, p64

It’s easy for people who don’t spend much time in nature to overlook something as spectacular as a Cedar Waxwing. They are small, mostly brown birds, and from a distance there isn’t much that grabs your attention. Often it’s their high-pitched, almost ultrasonic call that gives them away. Honestly,

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American Robin Pencil Sketch p63

American Robin on Crab Apple Pencil Sketch

American Robin on Crab Apple Pencil Sketch

American Robins are beautiful birds. They seem to be most commonly seen on a green lawn hunting for worms. I always think it is nice to spot one posing in a tree.

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