Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Grackles NOT Catbirds! :)
I was experimenting with combining graphite and watercolor as I sketched my sunglasses lying on the studio table when a horrendously rude group of what I thought were catbirds invaded the birdfeeder. They look huge compared to those wee sparrows who frequently visit. A friendly reader of my blog informed me that these were probably Grackles and not catbirds. I definitely need a bird book so I can identify some of my visitors.
I tried to paint one at the bottom of this page, but I don't think I managed to get the length of the body correct. They sure did make a lot of noise though.