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Old Monday 8th October 2012, 15:47   #51
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Originally, I believe it was supposed to be an alluring pose (in order to sell A$3,500 dresses, no less), but my rendering of it does look a little less savoury...
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Old Monday 8th October 2012, 15:53   #52
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Here's two sketches for an article: the first is on when birds don't follow what advice you've been given i.e. if you're not the first birder at Barren Grounds that day, you won't see the Ground Parrots, although Ed saw them at lunch time, in the car park. The second is from the same trip, based on the theme "I love it when a plan comes together" with the four target species.
I do get to draw some odd things with these articles...
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Old Tuesday 9th October 2012, 08:13   #53
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Ha Ha! Whatever happened to the A team? Every week there were bullets, explosions, car wrecks and nobody ever got seriously hurt! Mike
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Ha Ha! Whatever happened to the A team? Every week there were bullets, explosions, car wrecks and nobody ever got seriously hurt! Mike
Communism had nothing to fear from them. I often wonder if the crime they didn't commit was something to do with deliberately not hitting the enemy...
One more to draw on a rather sticky subject that will no doubt involve drawing people, which will be a first for this series of articles.
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Old Friday 12th October 2012, 09:25   #55
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Brilliant, I do love the 'chav robin type thing'.
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Old Sunday 14th October 2012, 00:36   #56
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Brilliant, I do love the 'chav robin type thing'.
Chav?! That's supposed to be Murdoch from the A-Team! Compare and contrast, you philistine:
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The article it's for is about making a detailed plan to see a set of birds (Beautiful Firetail, Pilotbird, Eastern Bristlebird and Eastern Ground Parrot) and how even if the birds don't do as everyone tells you, it's still great "when a plan comes together" (hence the A-Team theme).
Current lore is that if you're not the first person at Barren Grounds in the morning, you don't get to see the Ground Parrots and that Beautiful Firetails are hard to see, but Ed lost count of the firetails and saw the two Ground Parrots at lunch time (in the car park, no less).
The article's much better than I'm describing it...
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My only A team experience was having the helicopter toy, which was confiscated when I made it 'fly' at a window. I imagine I was about five, but could have been eighteen. Ground parrots remind me of the little bitterns I saw this year, two dawn visits (in June!) and I finally see at least two at around 10am. Could have stayed in bed an extra 5 hours!
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This is for an article about taking birding far too seriously. A visiting birder on a pelagic got rather upset that the skipper took the ship to look at some whales and while a pair of snorkellers were in the water inspecting the whales for some research, he started shovelling burley and blood over the side. Off the coast at Sydney, you can get Bull Sharks and they're not at all fussy about what they eat. Naturally, the locals told him in no uncertain terms how dangerous that was, but he didn't care - he was only there to see the birds...
The editor's gone for this article over the other one with the A-Team/snoozing parrot.
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Ha!! Great stuff. Engaging sense of humour those antipodeans possess, no? Good to see the birder had buoyant bins with him - at least they survived . . .
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Ha!! Great stuff. Engaging sense of humour those antipodeans possess, no? Good to see the birder had buoyant bins with him - at least they survived . . .
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Funnily enough, the guy who writes the articles is a UK expat as well and it was a visiting birder from the UK causing the trouble.

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It'll be interesting to see what I've got for the next issue in a few months...
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great stuff - the A-Team blows me away!!
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I've been offline for a while as we've movd house from Australia to the UK and we're still sorting out somewhere to live and getting the new position underway, so not much time to have caught up on what everyone else has been doing.
I've finally had the chance to get to a scanner, so here's a couple that I drew on the aircraft (drawing passes the time on a 14-hour Singapore-LHR flight...) and a couple of birds, too...
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Welcome back to the UK the second lass is a cracker but the gaggle of Plovers gets my vote, less trouble
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Thanks! Thought I'd do something a little different with the plovers than my usual single-bird-per-picture thing.
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Somehow I missed this thread completely while taking time (too much, obviously) away from the forum. Glad I found it with your new post, and just spent time going through it. Great work here! Hope to see more.
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Welcome back to the Old country!

The plovers are absolutely great.

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Crikey. Finally got a house and moved our stuff in, unpacked and slowly settled in, so back to drawing...
The first one is for yet another Tales From The Track - this time about IDing corellas in WA. I tried to scan the original (this being a mobile phone photo) at work and left it in the scanner. One of the desk warmers down the corridor decided to recycle it rather than ask around if anyone had left any artwork about the place...
The second is the second in a possible series of "lots of waders". If I went in for titles, it'd be called "black-white-black-white-black-white" or something like that.
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Thanks! Slowly working on a set of Waxwings. Even a vague chance I might finish it later today.
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