Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Animal Wednesday - Common Redpoll

This crazy weather has driven another unusual bird into our territory. A friend wrote to tell that he had a Common Redpoll coming to his thistle feeders along with the Goldfinches. This is highly unusual to have this bird so far South despite it's name being Common Redpoll. It is most uncommon around here.
It was such fun going over to our friends house and sitting in the truck watching for the little finch to come in. We had to wait an hour but it was a nice sunny day so we kept warm despite the wind and cold temps as the sun kept the truck cab toasty.
Happy Animal Wednesday.

12 comments:

Elizabeth Smith said...

Great sighting and journal entry! I really like the way you divided up the page and the lively poses of the birds.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Great sighting and journal page. We are starting the migrating pattern here soon.. if not already so I will have to be on the look out daily now. Nice to see one out of its area like this.

Teri Casper said...

I think all the birds know where you live and want to get in your journal. It's beautifully done Lisa.

HAW

Robin said...

Teri's comment is too cute!
I agree...the birds all say, let's fly to Lisa and *pose* for her!

I love to stay and watch (even if it takes a while) for Birds...when they show up...it is so rewarding!

Your sketches have taught me so much! This little Redpoll is gorgeous!

HAW!

♥ Robin ♥

Laure Ferlita said...

Love the "action" you've captured in the sketch, Lisa! And kudos to you for sticking with it until you were able to see him!

Mim said...

Thats awesome, and sounds like you had fun waiting for the bird to show up. wonderful drawing and I agree with Teri!! they must be spreading the word

Katiejane said...

You are one patient girl! Of course you had the company of each other but I don't think I could sit still for an hour to wait for a bird to arrive! Your painting is just wonderful. I put out a thistle feeder this year and no one used it! Very unusual. I've thrown out the seed and will try again.

PAK ART said...

wow - you are dedicated. I'm not sure I would have waited an hour for the chance of seeing a certain bird. You do capture them so well, it's hard to sketch moving things!

ArtPropelled said...

Bird watching can be so rewarding. Yesterday we had a baby Red Chested Cuckoo in the garden all day. He was being fed by a wagtail, a third of his size. I love this journal entry Lisa. You've captured the essence of bird.

Quiet Paths said...

Beautiful drawings, as always. My Mom used to have many Redpolls but sadly they haven't been around for several years. So glad you were able to see them. I miss them!

ArtPropelled said...

Lisa this is the Red Chested Cuckoo

http://pinterest.com/pin/18999629647716672/

laurie said...

this is so pretty,