Monday, April 29, 2013

Downey Woodpecker

This is out of my sketch book and was drawn with a charcoal pencil. This drawing was created from a photo and not from life. Although I have seen lots of these little guys in the woods while hiking... One day I even had one land on my hand and take a sunflower... This event happened at the Lynde Shores Conservation Area  where the birds are hand fed throughout the winter and become very tame - lots of chickadees will land on your hand for the seeds and it is very special, although I have only had one little woodpecker land and take a seed and dart off to a tree to eat it... Made my day - I was smiling for a week.