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A Couple of The Pond's Locals

You could say they are a couple of old coots, no not David and I. Hee hee hee

American Coots are a diving bird, so it is fun to watch them when the fishing is slow. 103 more words


Day Three Hundred Twentyseven

I mentioned in Day 326 the potential for unique presentations of shadow and light during the golden hour (Sunrise or sunset).  On that same morning the sunrise was providing interesting lighting on a variety of objects, including this seagull.   38 more words


INKtober day twenty-six--ships in the night

so i got new sketch journals today! and more ink. wow. that’s a big bottle of ink.

now if it goes all apocalyptic in a couple of weeks, i will be set to sketch journal into the sunset. 61 more words

Ink Drawing

Great Auk

In addition to numerous living birds, the southwestern edge of the Reykjanes peninsula is home to a sculptural homage to the extinct Great Auk. On the cliffs below Reykjanesviti, Iceland’s oldest lighthouse, the Auk gazes wistfully out to sea toward Elday, the island where the… 83 more words



It keeping with this baseball World Series season there were birds on the ball diamond at Wennerberg Park this morning, playing in the rain.  Two Robins were behind home plate and a trio of Acorn Woodpeckers were in the turf in deep right field. 339 more words


Criminal offense

I knew there was something about those birds…