Every year numbers of house martin nestlings arrive at Milvus Group when the weather becoming unstable at the fall of August. Nest collapse from deliberate destruction by people is also not uncommon. This year we got a weakly House martin (Delichon urbica) at the stage of development only days away from fledging. Swallows are difficult birds to keep because of their aerial feeding habits and swift flight. The nestling get feeding immediately. His diet consist of: Mealworm (Tenebrio molitor), flies and minced meat . After one week the bird acclimatized to flying in room. Here is a short video footage from “Cheeby’s” life :)
My latest works are these flying bird illustrations and silhouettes for a Birds Guide to Sit Natura 2000 publication.
I made this paintings in Photoshop with my Wacom Pen tablet. I tryed to illustrate juvennile and adult or male and female birds with their typical plumage.
- Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
- Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
- Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
- Goshawk ( Accipiter gentilis)
- Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
- Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
That is my latest digital darkroom creation, using free stock photos from the net.
With this Christmas Postcard I would like to thank you all for visiting my page and also I’d like to wish you best.
I wish you a Merry Christmas;
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I finished my watercolor painting showing an Eurasian Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) in his tree hole.
Dimension 30x21cm watercolor.
Eurasian Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
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