From the Bird Hide…

Boy and I went birdwatching with some friends today and we were very lucky. As Boy and his friend were busy looking for large branches of trees to throw in the water, I stayed in the bird hide with my binoculars and I got to see ducks, crows, Canadian geese, a cormorant, a heron in flight, landing on the water, a kingfisher, a blue-tit and an Iceland gull… It was fantastic!

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As you may have noticed, painting birds is a passion of mine. I usually paint them from photographs.

I had seen ducks, crows, Canadian geese, cormorants, herons and blue-tits before….

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… but I had never seen a Kingfisher in the flesh.

Imagine my surprise when I saw a kingfisher landing on a branch of the very tree in front of me, right next to the bird hide. I got to see its beautiful bright colours and as I reached for my binoculars to have a closer look, he vanished…

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11 thoughts on “From the Bird Hide…

    1. Thank you very much :) I went for my morning stroll with the dogs earlier than usual this am and I thought of you as I watched the sun rising over the woods… I thought that you will get to see it on the beach in a few hours time! :)

      1. I’m missing the sunrises lately Noémie….first it was clouds and now it’s bitter bitter cold….winter has finally come to us here on the Eastern Shore….I’m not going to complain about it, I just going to keep on dreaming warm thoughts!!! ☺️☀️

  1. I love your bird paintings. They are so lovely and cheering. I’m rather envious of you seeing a kingfisher. I have never seen one in the wild. I’m not even convinced I’ve seen one in captivity. Do they even get kept in captivity? Anyway, by coincidence, I was painting a kingfisher today too. Blog post to come tomorrow I think.

    1. Thank you very much :) Showing my paintings was a very big block for me to overcome… I always wished I could paint and draw but I was convinced that I really sucked at it. Sharing my paintings on this blog was a real therapy for me. It also made me improve a lot as I kept on painting animals and sharing them here, I got better. It’s thanks to lovely people like you ladies that I manage to do it, so thank you! :)

  2. Your kingfisher painting is amazing! You’ve captured the colours perfectly… And how lucky that you got to see one sitting still for a moment! A lot of the time all you’ll catch is a flash of blue, and they’re gone!

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