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Old Thursday 4th October 2012, 11:39   #26
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Love the semi-p there. Nice spot of character to it.
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Old Wednesday 31st October 2012, 22:33   #27
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Bit of a hiatus there......too much birding and too much work.......stupid number of American waders and nice selection of other migrants in the Hebrides has distracted me.

Hopefully will post some of the goodies shortly (the clocks have gone back and the forecast ain't good for the weekend!), in the meantime here's the Swainson's thrush from Barra found by one of the regular Barra crew who come out every autumn for around a month to bird the migration on the island.

A Scottish tick for me and surprisingly 22 years since I last saw the species in the UK!

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Old Wednesday 31st October 2012, 22:37   #28
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nice expression, and I really like how you've done the legs and feet.
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Old Wednesday 31st October 2012, 22:51   #29
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nice expression, and I really like how you've done the legs and feet.
. . . almost exactly what I was thinking; immediately after I said aloud - 'I wish the little beggar (sic) had popped out again' (I had a 'close encounter' last month but it never showed again . . .). Again - love the feet. Where's this headed Andrew?
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. . . almost exactly what I was thinking; immediately after I said aloud - 'I wish the little beggar (sic) had popped out again' (I had a 'close encounter' last month but it never showed again . . .). Again - love the feet. Where's this headed Andrew?
Very Swainson's Thrushlike. I was just remarking the other day to my wife that we've only seen one this fall, here where they're supposed to be not thousands of miles across the water! I don't think they've been rare, but they sure seem to have been for us. On a related note I saw my first Hermit Thrush of the fall yesterday.
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Old Sunday 4th November 2012, 19:57   #31
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Tim, no plans for these just trying to get my eye back in on working up some coloured pencil work.....couple more attached west meets east.....not entirely happy with the Blyth's reed haven't quite got the tones rigfht and you'll note much scrubbing at the primaries!

Buff-bellied pipit bill is maybe a touch heavy but......it was a Sept lunch break find on my local beach!


May get distracted by waxwings...some in the garden today but 350! in Stornoway today.

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Old Monday 5th November 2012, 17:32   #33
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Great looking Yellow Browed if only the odd one would turn up local
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Old Tuesday 6th November 2012, 18:24   #34
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Great stuff - ybw is a beauty!
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Old Wednesday 7th November 2012, 13:31   #35
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Very nice!
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Wonderful drawings Andrew!

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Old Saturday 10th November 2012, 12:33   #37
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Beautiful work! I love the pipit and the ybw!
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Old Saturday 10th November 2012, 22:36   #38
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the diver is amazing Andrew - and the pipit is lovely too!
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more beautiful work, I'm still hoping to get a YB Warbler here one day, will just have to make do with a great tit that occasionally makes a "tso-eest" call outside my window.
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more beautiful work, I'm still hoping to get a YB Warbler here one day, will just have to make do with a great tit that occasionally makes a "tso-eest" call outside my window.
I always think they're shouting 'It's meee - it's meee' . . great sound, whatever
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Got to agree with the others; There's some wonderful work on here. I'm particularly enamoured with the black and whites that you opened with and the prat flight studies.

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Have succumbed to the lure of the waxwing.....couple of different birds in the garden over the last week or so feeding on apples I've put out.

Birds not enjoying the mix of soggy wet and blustery weather.

Also the last month-ish has seen an influx of long-tailed tits in the islands of which 4 visited the garden.

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A very impressive bit of pencil and pen work there andrew. All these pics of Waxwings and cant get off work to go see them local. I was treated to a flyby perhaps im being greedy
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Attack of the Big White Budgies

Been busy with other things for the last wee while inc a trip to Peru but the Uists have had a mini influx of white gyr falcons this winter.

One around my house in November, followed by a dead bird found on Barra a short while later; and two different birds initially in quick succession on North Uist (one had growing inner primaries). One of these birds then moved to South Uist but there was also a sighting on North Uist the other day, so there may be two still or just one very mobile bird.

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Very nice work in this thread! I was not active on the forum when you started this thread, so just discovered it with today's post. Hope to see more.
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Great work here! Those 'punk' waxwings are fabulous!!
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love the pen drawing of the white gyr...fabulous work!
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Couple of not quite Uist birds after a recent trip to Peru, with the daylight stretching the local golden eagles are getting very active...hurtling around in display....real signs of spring.

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