bird behaviour, Sketchbook

Christmas waders

Some time in the south of England over Christmas gave the opportunity to study some waders. Firstly on the Somerset Levels I had superb opportunities to sketch snipe and lapwing at the RSPB’s Greylake reserve. The sheer number of birds on the levels here was impressive with huge flocks of lapwing, starling, teal and widgeon. Then on Boxing Day a walk on the Cob at Lyme Regis allowed stunning views of purple sandpipers feeding on the small beach near the end. I sat quietly on the beach and the sandpipers allowed very close observation, especially when the waves drove them towards me.

RSPB Greylake reserve on Christmas Eve 4.30pm- watercolour in sketchbook
RSPB Greylake reserve on Christmas Eve 4.30pm- watercolour in sketchbook
Lapwing and snipe- watercolour in sketchbook
Lapwing and snipe- watercolour in sketchbook
Lapwing and snipe- pencil in sketchbook
Lapwing and snipe- pencil in sketchbook
Purple Sandpiper- watercolour in sketchbook
Purple Sandpiper- watercolour in sketchbook
Purple sandpiper resting on rocks- watercolour in sketchbook
Purple sandpiper resting on rocks- watercolour in sketchbook

1 thought on “Christmas waders”

  1. I love these little sketches, Jonathon. They are a good scientific study and also rather beautiful. Happy 2014 to you.

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