Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Some more field work from the almost past year: Common Gull, Great Crested Grebe, Wigeon, Red-necked Grebe, Brambling, Horned Grebe and Steller's Eider (all watercolour). The latter one definitely the highlight of the last month for me as there are almost none showing up these days along the Polish coast, mainly due to diminishing numbers wintering in the southern Baltic. In the 80's it was a regular winter visitor, less so in the 90's, from 2000's sighted only every 2 or 3 years.









Wednesday, 3 December 2014

It is almost beginning of winter and like each year Purple Sandpiper takes up its winter residence in Hel fishing port  (ink with bamboo sketch pen and watercolour).