Wednesday, 9 December 2009

THE CHASE

this is what i have called my most recent piece of artwork/quick jot and colour.it depicts the scene as the peregrine swoops on the ibis,i think it shows the sizes between the species well

dont know why but when i take the pics under household lighting the images go blury so sorry.
well waht do you think?
MB

10 comments:

Andrew Kinghorn said...

Really good!
About 2 weeks ago we had a Peregrine at Saltholme and out of all the birds it decided it wanted the Little Egret, thankfuly it left the Egret alone. lol

midlands birder said...

its odd isnt it,the raptors always seem to go for the most desired birds.
but it is still magic to see them in the air.
little egrets are beautiful birds
MB

Ashley Hugo said...

Great drawing, id love to see a Glosy Ibis!!

midlands birder said...

with global walming it shouldent be that long
LOL
MB

robbie said...

hi mb , wow really good drawings it must of been amazing seeing a peregrine chasing a ibis and i agree its odd how raptors always seem to go after the rarer birds , maybe they keep lists too ! lol

midlands birder said...

it really is odd isnt it
i know a sparrowhalk with a firecrest on its list LOL
MB

Anonymous said...

Like I keep telling MB your whole attitude and enthusiasm to birding is brilliant. Its not all about ID I always liked to watch behaviour of birds just as interesting as Id and adds another dimension to your birding knowledge. Drawing also aids with ID your picture conjures up a real dramatic scene keep it up mate cheers John Belsey.
Like you say raptors especially sparrowhawks have a taste for rarities such as grey phal, red necked phal and buff breasted sand to name but a few I have heard about.

midlands birder said...

thks john
i use drawings to help me remember cetrain birds or scenes i see,this just happened to be a dramatic scene,drawing the birds helps you look at jizz and plumage of the bird to make an accurate drawing

shame how sparrowhalks always go for such great birds,i wonder why?
MB

Anonymous said...

Almost certainly because the rare birds don't know the habitat and the surrounds and just happened to appear at a strange new place and are an easy picking for sprawks. Where as the local birds would be use to the sparrowhawk and how to avoid it. Sprawks are also very accomplished killers and are in every type of habo.
cheers John

midlands birder said...

i also had a thought that the rare birds are knackered, therefore as you say easy pickings for sparrowhalks or any raptor, eg survival of the fitist(we learned about darwins theiry last week,never thought i'd use it though)
MB