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Old Tuesday 15th September 2009, 14:19   #76
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Thanks for the praise Alan, really...and just for you some more broadbills! Those Duskies, whilst not the most colourful species, were an absolute delight to watch, full of character
Nick - if it ever happens, your copy's in the post!!

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Happy Birthday Ads - hope the eyes aren't too blurry for working!!!
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Old Friday 18th September 2009, 10:27   #78
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Old Friday 18th September 2009, 12:20   #79
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Thanks guys....3 more years to go - now that's a scary bloody thought. It makes it even worse when I saw my name on the 'today's birthdays' listings and there was 37 in black & white.....just keep telling myself that im just 20-17 and it doesn't sound as bad. Or it's my 21st today...my 16th 21st.....oh arse, I'm off to get pi$$ed!!
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Ha - don't worry Ads - it gets easier and easier after 40. You know - downhill always is easy!!!!!
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And more Happy Birthday Wishes! Oh to be JUST 37! I really enjoy your sketches and paintings. All the best.
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Old Saturday 19th September 2009, 22:40   #82
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Sorry I missed your birthday, hope you had a good'un!

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Thanks Mike - not as good as the big 40's gonna be - promised myself that I'm off to PNG!! Maybe that'll make me forget for a bit...!
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Old Monday 19th October 2009, 22:51   #84
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Hey all
Been busy painting designs for belly-bands for a specialist cake company lately which is paying bloody well and I even get to slip birds into the designs every now and again....
But I finally got off me bum and went along to see the Brown Shrike on Saturday so thought I'd post something to remember it by....

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Old Tuesday 20th October 2009, 00:22   #85
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Very nice sketches and I really like the painted version. Looks just like one of our (US) shrikes except he is a nice warm brown instead of a cold gray!
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Gorgeous sketches Ads - each drawing unique and packed with enough information for further detailed work. Stunning!
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your sketches are so beautiful, such subtle nuances to the lines and shading, and the watercolor added just makes it more so. Never get tired of seeing them.
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Hey Ads,

Just found your thread and... gobsmacked, some absolute stunners in here, love the sketches, broadbills, pheasants.... all beautifully captured!

Your plates are equally stunning....

WOW , looking forward to seeing more!

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very nice shrike indeed, they have such character.
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You always capture the structure of the birds so well and alongside the character it makes for superb fieldwork.

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Thanks everyone
Thought I'd post my sketches from the warbler twitch below...













Yep...it'd b*ggered off - arse!!!
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Old Monday 26th October 2009, 17:02   #92
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Thanks everyone
Thought I'd post my sketches from the warbler twitch below...
Yep...it'd b*ggered off - arse!!!
I've got a whole sheet of tufted puffin just like these!



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Yep...it'd b*ggered off - arse!!!
Nice one Ads - been there, many times.
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Yep...it'd b*ggered off - arse!!!
Now that's a shame- some drawings of ECW in style of the shrike would really have captured the character of the badger-headed blocker
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Next time I go to Thailand I'll do a double-spreader Ed, promise!!
Here's some Carmines from Gambia last year instead - much prettier than a little green job...

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Now that would've been a dream.....bird of the century or what?!?
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I did look for it from Elmley but I didn't hold out much hope. I just looked out over the vast expanse of estuary and couldn't get needles and haystacks out of my mind! Sad thing is I go to Oare a fair bit. B*gger! B*gger! B*gger!

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Some more 'oldies' to liven up these dull days with some good memories....and to cheer me up as I've just found out that the Gambia trip that Naturetrek are running and that I was due to lead doesn't have enough people going.....arse - didn't really want 12 days birding in the sun anyway

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tawny frogmouth, amazing....have to look that one up. So sorry the trip did not work out, cause we would have seen a whole bunch of new work....
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