House Martin (Delichon urbica) flying again

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 :)

Flying raptors paintings

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.

Aquila pomarina

Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)

Pernis apivorus

Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)

Buteo buteo

Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Accipiter gentilis

Goshawk ( Accipiter gentilis)

Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)

Falco tinnunculus

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Birds of Prey silhouette

  1. Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
  2. Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus)
  3. Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
  4. Goshawk ( Accipiter gentilis)
  5. Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
  6. Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Tawny Owl in his tree hole

I finished my watercolor painting showing an Eurasian Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) in his tree hole.

Dimension 30x21cm  watercolor.

Eurasian Tawny Owl in his tree hole

Eurasian Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)

Here are some details:

Eurasian Tawny Owl painting detail

Eurasian Tawny Owl head

Other Posts From Around the Web:

Gabriela Rydzyk Original Painting On Leaf Tawny Owl – Information: The paintings may look slightly different on your screen than in reality. This is caused by different monitor calibration and digitization. Price: 60 $ + shipment & handling. Pay safely and easily with a credit card through …

Riot 4 Austerity » Blog Archive » Owl Observational Drawing … – She has taken over my habit of trying the paint in the margin, to see whether it’s the right color. Is that the right orange? 3066279622_a13e52f2d6. She observed that she had left out the orange and purple feathers on the owl’s forehead …

tawny owl pastel painting – ‘tawny owl’ 5×7 pastel. this little owl caught my eye and just begged to be painted. i haven’t painted birds in awhile so he was a good start. now i am not sure what i want to paint next! usually something jumps out at me but it hasn’t …

tawny owl miniature painting – tawny owl minaiture painting this is my latest miniature (can’t stay away from the owls!). ‘the wink’ actual size 2″ x 3″ watercolour on arches hp. if you click on the image you should see it enlarged – one of the guidelines for true …

John Mullane Art: " Barred Owl Study " – Barred Owl Study “. I just got back from Victoria BC and was inspired to paint this owl. I love the old growth forests there and I couldn’t wait to get back to my studio to paint something from this experience. …