Monday, November 23, 2009

Ancient Murrelet and Little Gull

We had lots of excitement this weekend.  We hear about an Ancient Murrelet and a Little Gull being seen at Tiscorni Park, St Joseph, MI.  I didn't need much encouragement to jump into the car for the 5.5hour drive to try to see it.  Luckily both birds were viewed at close range even if not for long. This is the sketch I did on the way home.  The Ancient Murrelet was a bird I had only seen one other time and the Little Gull was a Lifer (never seen before). Yipeee.....

9 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Wow you are a real life Birder. Thats a long way to go see a couple birds. Love the drawing. I hope you got some pictures to share.

Cheryl said...

Lisa...you are just amazing, 5.5 hour drive. You are an inspiration.
I am so pleased that you saw the Ancient Murrelet and Little Gull. Your sketch is a lovely reminder of the adventure.......

marianne said...

So happy for you you didn't drive all the way for nothing!
Great sketch you did!

Quiet Paths said...

Did you make that trip all in one day? What a very cool drawing; I'm so glad they were waiting for you to sketch them!

Lynn said...

catching up here...wonderful pictures all. love the frog below here too.

yoon see said...

Bird the little gull is so darling, it gives people the energy to fly high and be positive...I love your painting, so comfortable that I feel sudden comfort in midst of business!

Thanks and happy cactus monday Lisa:)

PAK ART said...

I've met a few birders and you really all go the distance! I'm impressed - it is so cool to see rare things up close. I felt honored that I got to see that blue heron here in AK and I wasn't even looking for him!

Margaret Ann said...

I am impressed also...you love of birds is so evident in your art...nice sketch! :)

steviewren said...

I knew you were a birder, but I didn't realized how dedicated you are until now. There is nothing like seeing something amazing with your own eyes is there?