Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Backyard Birds

I recently added a couple of feeders and a birdbath to my backyard, and it's become an all-day party scene for the locals. Missing from the lineup are the (resident and nesting) mockingbirds and (occasional) scrub jay. Before moving to the San Gabriel foothills a couple of years ago I'd never seen a grosbeak, towhee or goldfinch at my feeder, but all the others are old friends. I've found their various personalities and antics fascinating. The boldest and least afraid of me is the tiniest-the 4" goldfinch. The Towhee is a quiet ground-scourer, and the finches and sparrows battle it out.

9 comments:

uziaq said...

what the software you use to draw that birds?adobe photoshop?

Jenny Lerew said...

Hi there-yes, I used Photoshop 5 on a Cintiq.

uziaq said...

awesome.....!!

Mike Yamada said...

another great set of drawings. you aptured great detail and character for animals that always seem to be in motion

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Have a SUPER weekend !

Xavier Yabut said...

Beautiful work!

DSM said...

I recall a big fire when we lived in Laguna. Hundreds of houses burned and the chapparel was destroyed. We put out extra feeders and baths for the displaced birds that had flown down the canyon; they had lost their homes, too. Big, quiet and dusty twohees and hawks, dozens of hummingbirds hovering as we refilled the feeders.

B. Streetman said...

These are great Jenny!

Pat said...

Jenny, I have missed you for a couple of years and finally figured out where I was and eventually where all of the blogs are that I follow. I have to say that it was a real treat find your blog and to see your birds - they are beautiful!