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Old Monday 26th July 2010, 20:33   #326
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These are a real delight Jo! Fantastic sketches in a unique style. Love them!
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Old Tuesday 27th July 2010, 22:56   #327
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It's been too long again Jo! Still it's worth the wait for quality like this, the upland sand is sublime.

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Old Saturday 31st July 2010, 16:58   #328
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lots of birds that I've never seen that suddenly seem like familiar faces - gorgeous work as usual.
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Old Saturday 31st July 2010, 18:10   #329
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Superb sketches, Jo. Your sketches are a a joy to these tired eyes! If only my lines were as accurate and confident as these all would be well in the world, ah,ah!
Upland Sand is one of my most highly desired species. I aint gonna see on in Huddersfield so a trip stateside next year beckons. I love the cuckoo, too.
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Old Saturday 16th October 2010, 02:24   #330
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Dust settles in quick, doesn't it? I'm going to stop with the apologies over my absences.

Um ... loons! And a few Red-necked grebes, and a page of an American Tree Sparrow who joined me while loon-watching this week.
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Old Saturday 16th October 2010, 04:59   #331
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got that bill down nicely...and I really like the color of your paper great sketching!
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Old Saturday 16th October 2010, 14:20   #332
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Love the loons Jo, but I'm also really taken with the tree sparrows. You've captured them simply and well. This reminds me that sparrows too can be very enjoyable to see and draw. It's so easy to pass them by.
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Old Saturday 16th October 2010, 19:19   #333
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you always do this - disappear for ages and then come back with work like this to spoil us rotten - the loons are as majestic as living statues and are observed with the sort of attention that only such a stately bird can command.
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Old Sunday 17th October 2010, 02:01   #334
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I almost had an embolism when I saw these incredible sketches!

Welcome back and ,please, more!
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Old Monday 18th October 2010, 17:09   #335
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Hi Jo,

New (or newly active) member here on the forum, so haven't seen your work before. It's truly wonderful! The sparrows are a favorite bird family of mine, and you've done a great job here. (This species is rare in our area, compared to the rest of the US, but last year in December, we had one show up for two days in our back yard, feeding right on the patio. It was great fun to see, photograph and (attempt to) sketch it. Hope to see more.
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Old Monday 18th October 2010, 17:42   #336
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simply fantastic , absolutely love the last sketch of the Head and the movement of the other loons on the page. nice comeback!
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Old Monday 18th October 2010, 20:26   #337
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Old Monday 18th October 2010, 20:57   #338
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Old Tuesday 19th October 2010, 02:04   #339
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Had more time to look at your thread Jo.

Astounding, honest, Brilliant stuff! The field-sketching is treasurable. And I love it to bits.

More, please!
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Old Saturday 23rd October 2010, 16:20   #340
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I love these loony sketches! Some great postures expertly nailed. I admire the way you can get five or six studies on one page, where as I go through six pages to get one bearing any resemblance!

Great that you're bringing more of this to the table.

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Old Monday 1st November 2010, 14:15   #341
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It's been too long again Jo! Still it's worth the wait for quality like this.

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Old Tuesday 2nd November 2010, 08:24   #342
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Nice sketches...looking for more !
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Old Tuesday 24th May 2011, 00:27   #343
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I swear, if this endless rain doesn't let up soon, southern Ontario is going to end up an island ... but at least the poor weather has been holding the migrants up until it's convenient for me to get out.

Long weekend out in search of what else but warblers (in between getting soaked or eaten alive, of course). Found a few goodies (a female Blackpoll and first-year Bay-breasted hanging out together above the deck today were a nice treat), though a few resident species were conspicuously absent.

First four from Isaac Lake: Northern Shoveler, Swamp Sparrow, Blackburnian and Chestnut-sided Warblers, Bobolink and a female Red-winged Blackbird. My second shot at Bruce Caves (started pouring during the first) gave me only a silently foraging Magnolia Warbler, but I was happy enough to at least get one page in given how late in the day it was.
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Old Tuesday 24th May 2011, 00:32   #344
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And from today ... parked myself under the eaves out of the rain and scoped warblers in the trees overhead. Blackburnian, American Redstart and a Chestnut-sided, and a couple quickies of the male hummer that was visiting the feeder dangling over my head. Lastly, a very soggy looking Blue Jay hanging out at the edge of the yard.
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I just get so used to seeing sheet after sheet of line-perfect, exquisitely formed drawings on this thread - these are absoloutely beautiful and, had I not been fully expecting brilliance of this standard, would undoubtedly be picking myself up off the floor right now. You're a victim of your own success in this respect - fieldwork of the very highest standard- consistantly. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'd love to be able to draw like this!
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Old Tuesday 24th May 2011, 13:18   #346
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Old Tuesday 24th May 2011, 13:52   #347
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always a pleasure- especially the Blackburnian with duck form alongside
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Lovely Chestnut-sideds and Magnolias especially Jo. Having just spent a lot of time sketching and looking at them myself they're fresh in my mind. You've done a good job of capturing them. I'm always surprised at just how active the Chestnut-sideds are.
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Cool! It's great to see your work - fantastic!
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