Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Little Egret

Little Egrets.
20 years ago these were an incredibly rare bird in Ireland.Since then they have expanded naturally from their European range into the UK and Ireland and are now a common breeding bird in many places, including my area. This was an exploratory sketch for the cover of "The Cork Bird Report" a couple of years ago.
Bar Tailed Godwit.
A common winter visitor to Ireland from its breeding grounds in northern europe, these brds nmally arrivearound September and stay until early spring.


  1. I so love sketching birds and seeing yours is making me anxious to try more.

    Love these,


  2. Beautiful, Phil, I'm glad to hear the egrets have returned to your area.


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