I have seen the ring-billed gull almost daily lately on my way to and from college. It was around this time last year that he disappeared, so I spent lunchtime today sketching and photographing him. I was finally able to lure him down off his favourite roof having ignored my bread on previous visits.
Also along the canal were atleast 3 scandinavian jackdaws, all of which frustratingly stayed on the far bank! An adult brent goose has been with the mallard for atleast 2 weeks now. I thought originally that it must have been injured, but it looks in good health.
I have been working away on college work for the last few weeks, above is some of my rough work and studies for my plates on Irish harriers.
I have done a few illustrations of acrocephalus warblers recently, above is a water colour on card study of a Blyth's reed warbler.