Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
The following is from another blog I had, that I plan to delete. Didn't put much info on it, but don't want the info to disappear! A few sightings from earlier in the year. Purpose was so that I could record my sightings from work or from home!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
What: Gray Partridge (1), Church Ave, btw McPhilips & Fife (at front yard feeder)
What: Gray Partridge (1), Church Ave, btw McPhillips & Fife
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
What: Common Raven (heard) answered by American Crow (heard)
When: 24 Mar 2009 (100 pm)
What: Seven Canada Geese flying overhead (at Inkster&McPhillips intersection)
What: Two Gray Partridges, along Church Ave (btw McPhillips and Fife) running lawn-to-lawn.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
What: One Common Raven, in front of house. Heard croak, then saw bird flying off
What: One Gray Partridge on Church Ave, btw McPhillips and Fife, boulevard, south side of the street. Standing lookout? First sighting on the south side of the street.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
What: About five Gray Partridges on the boulevard on Church Ave (sheltering in a depression in the snow around a tree trunk)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
No new drawing! Just a word about my profile photo. This photo contains all of my (current) tools. My medium is graphite. To be more specific, a 0.5 mm "bic" mechanical pencil. I don't use art pencils (2B or 2H, that is the question) as I'm too impulsive and disorganized to toggle back and forth between a bunch of pencils. I figure I'm doing well if I can find the one! If I need a darker effect, I keep coloring over the area. Or press harder. For a lighter effect, I don't press as hard. Life's just easier that way.
My support (surface to which medium is applied) is paper. Specifically, printer paper. The kind you get in big packages from Staples. I've bought many sketchbooks, and rejected each. I like the bright-whiteness, smooooooth surface and not-bound-into-a-book qualities of the printer paper. I tie my pages down to a clipboard. We're real fancy around here!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
This has probably been the best birding year yet! Today we added a new yard bird. It's the *ninth* new yard bird this year - haven't had that many new ones since the first year we had feeders up! A very exciting bird, a Summer Tanager. It was a funny moment, all four of us were sitting at the kitchen table (a rare event). E. noticed it first. "What's that?" The two words guaranteed to get a reaction out of me when sitting next to the watching window! "Never mind, it was a leaf." Uh, ok.. Then I. chimed in. He'd seen it to, and went to the back door to check. "It's on the grapes!" Then we all saw it fly from the grapes onto the cherry tree. Grabbed for the binocs, but it was behind branches! Agh! Get the camera, get the camera, GET the CAMERA! Managed to get a couple of bad photographs.
Friday, November 20, 2009