Birdspot. On the road. Drawing birds.

Archive: November 2010

Selected tweets and twitpics from a week’s worth of babbling, with a couple extra pics: Goshawk on my uhaul – sweet!

In a field guide, a pattern on a bird has a name and an easily understood concept – a stripe, for instance. In a photo, a pattern on a bird appears as a shape, or a group of shapes, with varying levels of focus but also occurring in a frozen, monocular space. On a bird [...]

Abruptly, about nine months ago, I no longer wanted to rely on the distilled information in my reference photos or field guides; as an artist and as a birder, I wanted to try and understand birds more thoroughly. If possible, I wanted to look at them in both a more in-depth manner and in a [...]

I found this little guy crawling on the sidewalk on 9th Avenue, probably after hitting a building window: