White-crowned sparrows love open ground next to shrubs and here a male forages through a recent snowfall looking for a meal. The stark contrasting head makes these sparrow easy to identify as they are found throughout the country. They will frequent flat-bottomed feeders and can also be seen in groups of golden-crowned sparrows.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
A mixed group of ducks and geese rest comfortably within the confines of William Finley National Wildlife Refuge. This haven sees spectacular displays of winged visitors each fall and winter. In this larger painting, which is nearly finished, there are two subspecies of Canada goose, several mallard, a greenwing teal, and a pintail.
Monday, September 12, 2011
It's early autumn and the chill of morning creates a mist over the still lake. A lone Canada goose relaxes in a moment of solitude as the sun begins to lift above the fog. Soon the day will bring it's many events, but for now, all is at peace.