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Old Monday 6th August 2012, 22:06   #1
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Uist Garden Birds

Finally thougt I'd give this a go.

Some of you will know me from occasional posts in the past, however having moved back to South Uist I thought this might encourage me to do some more sketching etc.

Some birds from elsewhere may crop up from time to time.

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Old Monday 6th August 2012, 22:47   #2
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Andrew sheer magic sir well done GEORGE
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Old Tuesday 7th August 2012, 00:25   #3
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Andrew - Great to see you posting here again!!! These are up to your usual excellent standard - really love the red-throat. Hope you're enjoying being in the O Hebs.
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My Wife and I have visited North Uist a few times now - wonderful, wonderful place!

Our friend took us out on the first day: 4 Golden Eagles, Hen Harrier and a surfing otter! The machair is wonderful too. And to top it all our friend gets corncrakes in her garden - amazing!

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Old Thursday 9th August 2012, 22:36   #6
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Here's one I prepared earlier...never happy with painting...don't do it often enough.

Tim - I see you've been struggling by of late

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Old Friday 10th August 2012, 09:45   #7
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Couldn't resist a twitch to the furthest reaches of Lewis for a UK tick - the recent black-winged pratincole, a superb flying machine.

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Old Tuesday 14th August 2012, 18:31   #9
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Jammy sod! - brilliant drawings too. Very lovely - very envious of boh the tick and the fieldwork.
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Jammy sod! - brilliant drawings too. Very lovely - very envious of boh the tick and the fieldwork.

Don't know about 'jammy sod' since I don't have the slightest idea what it means. But these drawings are wonderful.
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Don't know about 'jammy sod' since I don't have the slightest idea what it means. But these drawings are wonderful.
According to online dictionary sources, it means either a piece of turf wedged forcibly into a tight position or a contemptible or obnoxious person of outrageously good fortune. Take your pick old bean!
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You probably posted before my time here after your first 3 sketches I hope you dont leave it as long. Beauties all of them
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Wow! Superb work with the Black-winged Prat. I'm most impressed! These flight studies are quite sensational. Don't spoil it and tell me you've done done 'em with the aid of a camera!
Can't wait to see more of the same.

Probably a long shot here, Andrew, but were you in Biedaihe in May 2005? It might have been your name sake who presented the ground agent with a drawing of a Yellow-rumped flycatcher - which I never saw! (the drawing - not the bird).
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Russ, You've rumbled me!

The BWP does include some stuff based on my duff pics, though not all. In my defence I spent most of an enjoyable day catching up with Tony Marr.

I'm trying to do more fieldwork I've always never done enough, although I appear to have an ability to store things in my head and then reproduce without the aid of a camera.

And yes it was me that presented Jean with a yellow-rumped fly in 2005 (no pics there!)

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Russ, You've rumbled me!

The BWP does include some stuff based on my duff pics, though not all. In my defence I spent most of an enjoyable day catching up with Tony Marr.

I'm trying to do more fieldwork I've always never done enough, although I appear to have an ability to store things in my head and then reproduce without the aid of a camera.

And yes it was me that presented Jean with a yellow-rumped fly in 2005 (no pics there!)

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it's a right tour de force this page- the black-and-white RTD and WTE really have something extra stylewise
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Old Wednesday 15th August 2012, 22:35   #16
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The sketch of the diver is sublime. Wish I could draw even a hundreth as well as that! South Uist is heavenly, although Tolsta beach gets its fair share of blown in waders during the winter storms.

My best spot on Lewis was a Great Northern diver just off the RNLI charity shop in the water.
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Wonderful drawings all of them, but my favorites are the Pratincoles and the b&w..

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A couple of more recent sketches.

Young buzzard from the nest across the road from the house - sketched via my scope - bit of a late fledger and broods of one not unusual here.

Also the female greater sandplover that graced Stinky Bay on Benbecula from June.

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Nice work Andrew! Looks like good birds turning up there.
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These sketches are brilliant. Like Paschalis, I especially fell for the pratincoles - a very lively piece of work.
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Neararctic nonsense

A pile of American waders have arrived in the Hebrides of late. Attached is the highlight the 1st Scottish record of semipalmated plover - tried to work up from sketches in coloured pencil but I'm a bit rusty - so not quite happy with it.

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Love it. Great piece of work - as was the find. I've looked at dozens of s-p plover and ringed plover photos and to my very untutored eye they look a complete b*gger to pick. Also read a few id pointers - nope, that don't help me any neither . . . .
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Tim, can't take the credit for the find that was all John Kemp's hard work...helps if you hear a ringed plover go Tu-WIT bit like a spotted redshank!

Thankfully the bird showed incredibly well making it easy to pick up the subtle differences - one thing I got from it that is not mentioned in the books so may not hold water is that being a slightly smaller finer proportioned RP it often gave the impression of being slightly mor gangly legged.

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lovely catching up on the work here - particularly taken by the pratincole in colour and the ink red-throat.
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Andrew, So I am told. Having left Grimsay last Saturday I spent some time trying to find them without success. I was surprised that lochs that one day held loads of waders, held none the folowing day. When I found and reported a Glaucous Gull it turned out that it had been there all summer. Never mind, thoroughly enjoyed the visit and what we did see and will be back.

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