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Old Saturday 3rd February 2007, 06:29   #1
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I haven't been doing as much sketching as I'd like lately, but whenever I get a few hours during the weekend I usually head to Burlington. LaSalle Marina is a great place for waterfowl, and it's quite thrilling to stand in the midst of squabbling pairs of Trumpeter Swans on the beach. If the winds aren't too strong, I'll usually hit Burlington Canal for Long-tailed Ducks off the pier. LaSalle has also been harbouring a few 'summer' residents -- an elusive Brown Thrasher that I have yet to spot, and a Towhee usually found in the company of the Cardinals below the feeders. Back home, fat, puffy Juncos at the window keep me entertained whenever I don't feel like braving the cold.
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Old Saturday 3rd February 2007, 10:43   #2
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These are fantastic! The swans especially. Thankyou for posting them for us to see.
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I haven't been doing as much sketching as I'd like lately, but whenever I get a few hours during the weekend I usually head to Burlington. LaSalle Marina is a great place for waterfowl, and it's quite thrilling to stand in the midst of squabbling pairs of Trumpeter Swans on the beach. If the winds aren't too strong, I'll usually hit Burlington Canal for Long-tailed Ducks off the pier. LaSalle has also been harbouring a few 'summer' residents -- an elusive Brown Thrasher that I have yet to spot, and a Towhee usually found in the company of the Cardinals below the feeders. Back home, fat, puffy Juncos at the window keep me entertained whenever I don't feel like braving the cold.
Exceptional field work!
Thank you for sharing!

I'm looking forward to see more...

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Jomo - You've been conspicuous by your absence, but what a way to announce your return - tremendous group of drawings, the junco and the fem. long-tailed duck drawings are outstanding - beautifully observed and sensitively executed. Excellent.
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Great to have you back Jomo, great sketches, particularily like the scratching swan and the top junco...
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Old Saturday 3rd February 2007, 17:25   #6
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Really nice work Jomo, I particularly like the cardinal.

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Great to have you back Jomo, great sketches, particularily like the scratching swan and the top junco...
Oh they are nice. The middle preening Long-tailed Duck would be my pick of the bunch.
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Thanks, everyone! This forum seems to get busier all the time -- quite the artistic community we've got going here.
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Really great sketches. I like the third page. all the different angles are very nice.
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I really love your work - keep at it!

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