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Old Tuesday 3rd July 2007, 03:51   #76
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Plover!

Who doesn't love a good rarity? These fellows are the first known Piping Plover to successfully nest on the Peninsula in over 30 years, and an army of biologists, game wardens and dedicated volunteers were about to ward off the tourists when I made my way up the beach at noon today. The eggs had hatched a week earlier, and the three surviving chicks were scuttling about the dunes under the watchful eyes of their parents (and a horde of overprotective onlookers). It's amazing to see so much fuss over one little family of birds! A nice rare breeder (and lifer!) to finish off my long weekend.
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Old Tuesday 3rd July 2007, 17:52   #77
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This is just lovely work.
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Old Tuesday 3rd July 2007, 17:55   #78
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Really super stuff, Jomo.
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Old Tuesday 3rd July 2007, 18:06   #79
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I keep coming back to this page of drawings - you manage to get so much action and information into it - fabulous work. The sitting bird at 3/4 view away from us is an exceptional drawing and I think the colour oiece is divine in its simplicity.
Very good indeed.
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Old Tuesday 3rd July 2007, 18:42   #80
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These are just beautiful, have never seen one but your sketches give it a definite character and look that sets it apart from the charadrius plovers we have in Europe. There's obvious pleasure taken in sketching these.
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Old Wednesday 4th July 2007, 00:02   #81
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Another 'rarity' (just not as good as Jomo's!)

As Jomo so rightly points out - who indeed doesn't love a rarity! Supposed to be on my way out for a long bird survey tonight and get a phone call from neighbour across the bay (He would have shouted across, but that would have scared the bird!!!) - there's a nice Glaucous Gull enjoying the remains of a seal along with a handful of GBBs and commons. I pop across to his side of the bay, as it's getting so bloody foggy, I can't see it from the conservatory - great bird (2nd cal summer, I think, but looks even paler). My ten minutes turns into 40 including a 'social' with Herbert and Ingrid and I have to take my leave to do the 'proper job'. I've only just got back in - 5 hours in the field and knackered.
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Old Wednesday 4th July 2007, 00:18   #82
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the bottom right sketch on the third pic is masterful indeed, great bird, I've only ever seen one, a grotty looking thing flying along the beach at Porthmadog, never mind it was grotty, as it flew off the ivory gull flew back in to feed on a dead porpoise. whoops, just realised I nearly typed ovary gull! too much fine Bordeaux (wasted on an alcoholic brit like me!)
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Old Wednesday 4th July 2007, 00:29   #83
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childish I know, but here's an ovary gull!
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Old Wednesday 4th July 2007, 08:02   #84
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Jomo, those sketches are fabulous, a great record of a lovely little lifer.

Tim, the top left of the 3rd sheet is my favourite but, once again, they are all ace. I really must get some more sketching done, regardless of the bl**dy weather!

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only just got onto this thread, I'm new to the forum, and paint full time.
would like to post some sketches I made the other day of Nightjars at Haldon
forrest devon, how do I go about doing this?
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only just got onto this thread, I'm new to the forum, and paint full time.
would like to post some sketches I made the other day of Nightjars at Haldon
forrest devon, how do I go about doing this?
Hi Andy, good to see you on here, welcome aboard.

To attach files to a post you click on the 'manage attachments' button which is in the box below where you type your message if you 'Go to advanced'. Browse through to the files you want to attach and hit the upload button. The files should then appear as attachments.

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That's a couple of ways well explained. I just click 'POST REPLY' - the yellow button at the top and bottom of the thread and this brings up the 'Manage Attachments' option. Then progress as Woody explains.
Looking forward to seeing your work Andrew. (Lovely part of the world, too.)
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As Jomo so rightly points out - who indeed doesn't love a rarity! Supposed to be on my way out for a long bird survey tonight and get a phone call from neighbour across the bay (He would have shouted across, but that would have scared the bird!!!) - there's a nice Glaucous Gull enjoying the remains of a seal along with a handful of GBBs and commons. I pop across to his side of the bay, as it's getting so bloody foggy, I can't see it from the conservatory - great bird (2nd cal summer, I think, but looks even paler). My ten minutes turns into 40 including a 'social' with Herbert and Ingrid and I have to take my leave to do the 'proper job'. I've only just got back in - 5 hours in the field and knackered.
I can certainly learn alot from your lovely work Tim. We get the occassional glaucous gull in carmarthenshire down here in Wales.It was quite an event a month of so ago with twitches decending on us from miles around. I guess you dont get too many of them where you are?
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Old Wednesday 4th July 2007, 12:53   #89
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Glaucous is super Tim, the third page bird looking away is bang on, youve got the whole structure down really well, they always seem so top heavy with the chunky head and bill and thick, barrelled chest....

Piping Plovers are also real gems, tremendous page bursting with life. Thanks for posting..
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..and now for something completely different

By popular request (...er one, Tim) I've uploaded a cartoon to share from my gallery which seems to have hit the button with a few people, though I have to say the pun might be lost on non-Brits and shock horror it doesn't contain any birds.
I've also uploaded the latest and last in the series 'otter crossing' in the hope someone might come up with a better caption, thinking caps on please.

And thanks to all who have been amused by the collection and taken time to tell me so, the feedback is very much appreciated.
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That's a couple of ways well explained. I just click 'POST REPLY' - the yellow button at the top and bottom of the thread and this brings up the 'Manage Attachments' option. Then progress as Woody explains.
Looking forward to seeing your work Andrew. (Lovely part of the world, too.)
Thanks Tim, Woody.

Hope this works here goes! Andy
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Excellent Andrew, a superb set of sketches, and the movement captured on the top left jar chasing the moth is sublime, great body shape and amazing how just a few scratchy pencil strokes makes the whole image move.
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Here's some more of local peregrines and one
of my paintings of an African Peregrine with Carmine Bee eater
at Vic Falls Zimbabwe.
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Excellent Andrew, a superb set of sketches, and the movement captured on the top left jar chasing the moth is sublime, great body shape and amazing how just a few scratchy pencil strokes makes the whole image move.
Thanks so much , I don't do enough field sketching so the comments
are just what I need at the mo. These nightjars were great to watch
and came real close, I'm planning to go again soon . Its a magical
experience. Got to do a finished piece but need some more ref
material from Halden befor I do though.
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Those are fantastic, Andrew! My nightjars always look like a sky full of boomerangs. Love the movement and detail you've captured here.
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Turn my back for a moment and all sorts of things appear in this thread.

Mouldy- if the otter moves fast enough it could be a case of Spraint your Wag in (based on the 1969 movie starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin, in which I understand that a pair of prospectors share a woman purchased from a Mormon http://www.reel.com/movie.asp?MID=1141). But maybe that's a bit obscure...

Andrew- fantastic. Love the puffed-out head shape on the just been dusting Peregrine.
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Here's some more of local peregrines and one
of my paintings of an African Peregrine with Carmine Bee eater
at Vic Falls Zimbabwe.
These are absolutely sublime Andrew - love the sketch of the partly concealed
Peregrine, and the lighting on the painting is beautiful.

More please!

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Great to have you on board Andrew, quite an entrance tooT The nightjars really are quite something, superb set of flight studies, which are never easy.
The feeding male peregrine is fantastic, as are the entire set of sketches. Great fieldwork and a pleasuse to view. Going back for another look as soon as I stop typing...
(your painting ability speaks for itself, great work)
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Andrew - Peregrine - As paul daniels might say "that's Magic!" nothing more I can say.

Ed - caption - nice play on words, not obscure at all, I may be able to work a pun around that on a future pic thanks.
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Thanks Guy's glad evryone likes them need to do more now.
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