Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Redheaded Finch - Maree

Poor indeed is the garden in which birds find no homes.
Abram L. Urban

Redheaded Finch (Amadina erythrocephala) - watercolour in Moleskine

The Redheaded Finches are nesting en masse in the Butterfly bushes (Buddleia salvifolia) at the pond in my garden, and what a noise! They're sharing their space with the Bronze Mannikins and the buzzing and tweeting fills the whole garden. I did a quick sketch of this one keeping an eye on me and then finished toe colours off from my bird book.


  1. Wonderful bird! This is a lovely spread.

  2. Beautiful and informative journal page!

  3. Thank you both Carol and A Brush with colour!

  4. Pam Johnson Brickell, I did it , you have an award waiting for you on my oil painting blog. Congratulations.

  5. Nice bird painting! It reminds me of the House Finches and Purple Finches we have in Georgia (USA)...they are often at my feeders, especially the House Finches.

  6. Thank you Debo! We have finches in abundance and if one looks closely, they are truly extraordinary little characters.


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