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"Veiled" Blackcap illustration

Attached this time , a pair of the so called "Veiled" blackcap, a partially melanistic form of Blackcap from Madeira ,Azores and Canary islands I did lately for a scientific article. Watercolours    
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Red crested pochard life study

 A Red crested pochard drake, painted from life today in the morning in a lake close to Munich. The weather was almost spring-like and I had great time ..     

Peregrine falcon drawing

Attached this time a commissioned drawing of a Peregrine falcon staying on a cliff above the sea,I did last week.  

Bonelli`s eagle portrait on toned paper

Just finished this portrait of a Bonelli`s eagle, drawn on toned paper using various fineliners & pens. I`ll never get tired of drawing this bird!  

Waterfowl life studies

I spent few wonderful hours yesterday in the morning with a friend  in a lake close to Munich. The weather gave the immpression of early spring after a long period of cold and snow. Some Pintail ducks were there, the cormorants displayed in their nests, and many grey herons enjoyed the sunlight. Though the temperature was risng some parts of the lake were still frozen.      

Observations through my window

  Some quick drawings done recently with the aid of my telescope just looking out of my window.There was a huge flock of Fieldfare thrushes feeding on the berries but suddently they all gone. A female sparrowhawk landed on a Pine tree nearby and stayed for a while until it was discovered and chased away by the crows.. Also a  wood pigeon which was sitting on the top of tree and stayed there for at least 15 minutes. Wood pigeon are the biggest wild pigeons in Europe and though a common in many Western european cities, it was uncommon in Munich until 2009. They are everywhere now but still not as common as in the norhwest , and they are very shy     

Great cormorant life studies

  Few great cormorant quick sketches, I did recently in a lake close to the city. The adult birds look beautiful now wearing their white hood and a white patch on the thigh.