Saturday, November 04, 2006

Glossy Ibis, Fluke Hall, Lancashire. 3rd November 2006

Here are a few sketches of an imm male glossy ibis that has been frequenting fields near Fluke Hall in Lancashire over the past couple of weeks or so. I failed to catch up with the bird earlier in the week, but an early morning visit to the site on 3rd November was successful. I was able to produce some reasonable pleasing sketches, but hightlight i think for me was the 100plus flock of whooper swans, 5 barnacle geese and a couploe of family parties of pink feet amongst several dozen greylag. The early morning winter light was nothing short of stunning, and after taking probably a couple of hundred photos and several more pages of sketchbook notes, I have some great reference for future paintings. Watch this space!


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