Types of Nests

The next painting illustrating different types of nests. 1. Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) 2. European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) 3. Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) 4. Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) 5. Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) 6. Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Good Neighbourhoods, the red-footed falcon and the rook

“The red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus) belongs to the Falconidae family and the Falconiformes order. The red-footed falcon is the only raptor species of the region that breeds in colonies and in solitary nests as well. As other falco species, they occupies … Continue reading

Illustrations for a Field Guide to the Birds of Romania 5.

Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) territorial boundaries marked by song. They start singing a couple of weeks before nesting, to occupy the best breeding territory. To illustrate this territorial behaviour I had to paint the Stonechats more dense like they live in the nature. Watercolour painting, A4 -size

Illustrations for a Field Guide to the Birds of Romania 4.

This painting required a very precise sketching. So before starting to work I made a photo with the birding equipments: spotting scope, binocular, field guide books, notebook, digital camera, GPS tracker, head lamp. After finishing with the laborious sketching, I … Continue reading