These are lovely little birds, do you sketch from real life or use a photo.
Jill, I do 95% from life, and then check details in my many bird books, usually. I wasn't sure about the shape of the bill, so a closeup photo was helpful in this case.
Oh, and I normally cross-check several books, since they can be fairly different, too! That's where I find details like size, habitat, preferred foods, and so forth.
Your juncoes make me miss winter and snow! So cheerful! I've got juncoes, but they have to poke around in wet grass.
They are cute little guys, aren't they. And yes, snow is gorgeous!
Delightful juncoes! Makes me want to sketch mine that are all over my feeder now.
DO it, Melissa!
Yours are as dapper as Fred Astaire in their white and tails, Kate. I so loved to see them foxtrotting around back in Connecticut.annie
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