Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Animal Wednesday - Roseate Spoonbill & Snowy Egret

Last month we had some excitment in the birding world here. We had the first confirmed State Record of a Roseate Spoonbill in IN. It was great excitement. It took two trips for my DB and I to find the bird in the marshy area where it was hanging out. It was with a Snowy Egret the day we saw it. HAW to you all.

11 comments:

julie king said...

wow! lucky you!!

Julie said...

How lucky you got to see it! Very exciting...are they expecting the numbers to posibly increase now? He or she needs to bring over a mate! I love Roseate Spoonbills...they are so lovely!!! Your ATC Is really great with your two willing subjects availability!!!

messyfish said...

I just LOVE both these birds! so lucky you get to see them in real life....AND get time to draw them...

Artist Unplugged said...

Wow, good for you! Lovely illustration of it too. Loved your flowers yesterday, another beauty!

steviewren said...

That's cool! I love catching sight of birds I've never seen before.

Teri C said...

Wow, what a find and a great sketch to remember it even more!!!

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soulbrush said...

what a lovely drawing lisa.

Q said...

WOW!!!
Oh my goodness this is really far North for the Spoonbill.
Wow! I would drive about looking for him too. I loved seeing them in Texas.
Sherry

yoon see said...

Happy Animal Wednesday, lovely bird in pair to set my Thursday here!
Thanks Lisa:)
HAW! Happy Animal Wednesday!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

How fun to see them in person. I love those birds. I did a painting with spoonbills and white egrets taking off and flying. You did a great sketch here.