February 26, 2018
Christmas week visitor.
Left without any meal being caught.
Barred Owl, Dec. 27, 2017
Warming up in the sun.
Also left without a meal.
|This was the Northern Goshawk on Dec. 1.|
This was the fifth of December when we had sort of rainy, icky weather.
Didn't dampen his spirit one bit... his feathers, yes! Ruffed Grouse.
|This is his normal display tail.|
|The pileated Woodpecker.|
|Snowshoe hare. One of three still here|
after the Lynx walked through the day before Christmas.
Which was a surprise - no camera!
|Very surprising sight.|
|Cropped image of red squirrel missing most of its hair.|
|By late day it had less hair than this. Today, July 15th very little at all left.|
However it is participating in all things squirrels do and is very active.
|The outline is done in black modeling clay.|
Three shades of orange modeling clay adds the wing colour.
Leaving the white board show through.
|Giving it a "foot-hold" on a dandelion.|
|Leaves and grass appearing.|
|Continuing with grass and leaves.|
|After a 24 hour break, starting to finish the grass.|
|Complete. Now it sits for about a week before I put a gel on to seal it.|
16 x 20 inches on canvass board.