|Bay-breasted Warbler along the boardwalk at Magee Marsh during "The Biggest Week in American Birding" warbler festival.|
|...sketchbook entries from the Biggest Week in American Birding (Magee Marsh in Toledo, Ohio).|
I liked a few of the sketches, so I grabbed my watercolors and headed outside on the deck to paint. It was gorgeous outside--warm but not too hot, and a pair of Cedar Waxwings were overhead in the mulberry trees trilling and buzzing and chirruping in their special way. Listening to the birds while painting was nice. I even heard a Bobwhite (which is incredibly rare for our neighborhood. I haven't heard one since 1992!! The Bobwhite called out his name six separate times before moving on). In all, I did three quick watercolors of a Bay-breasted Warbler...
...if you have a chance next year to attend The Biggest Week in American Birding, don't hesitate! You will be amazed at all the warblers you'll see!