Sunday, September 9, 2012

Recent sketches

 Towards the end of August the local Kingfishers fledged another family. Unfortunately I was a little late and the 2 or 3 juveniles were being driven off by the adults allowing no sketching opportunities. Fortunately, a lot of recently fledged herons and adults have been showing very well on the many fallen branches.

 I have also spent a bit of time working on sketches of goshawks and sparrowhawks from the Sligo eagles flying centre. They have one young female gos and 3 sparrowhawks. It is great to see the bulk of the gos and compare it to the slim and tiny sparrowhawks. It would be great to see the differences in flight.

Carnesore point

 I spent a morning in Churchtown last week to sketch terns. Atleast 2 black terns were amongst the 1000 or so birds, with about 150 roseates amongst them also.