Thursday, February 25, 2010

Great spotted woodpecker
February 2010

Another couple of shots opf my regularly returning woodpecker, to his suet log. They are such great birds!


Blogger Tracy Hall said...

What a wonderful visitor to get, you're so lucky! Enjoying your work very much.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Latimer said...

Hi Tracy, thank you! I'm glad you like my work. I always wanted to see a great spotted woodpecker in my garden, since I was really young. It never happened, until recently, when I noticed one feeding on a suet ball in the snow, during the really cold weather in January. Thankfully he has continued to visit, though his appearances are getting more sporadic.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Latimer said...

ps - you are very brave using watercolour. Some really nice work, well done - far too difficult for me, I gave up on it years ago!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Tracy Hall said...

Apparently they are very rare visitors here in Orkney - it would certainly make my day to see one in the garden. I did notice your Garden Bird Count list was considerably longer than mine too!

And thank you - brave or foolhardy...not sure :)

4:35 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Latimer said...

Yes, I understand that they are largely absent from the far north. Wow, I've never been to Orkney, but would love to visit in the spring for the breeding birds. Do you do a lot of birdwatching as well as painting?

4:52 PM  
Blogger Tracy Hall said...

Hope you make it up here some time. We were on the beach today, watching the fulmars taking up residence on the cliffs...and trying not to get too close!

3:45 PM  

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