I’ve hardly had time to breath lately, but I still have been getting out and sketching. Our local pond provides a wonderful place to sketch and photograph. Here are some recent field sketches from there:
Lots of activity at the pond. One double-crested cormorant sits on top of a post while the other chases after a common merganser with its fish. I had to chuckle because just a few days earlier a similar merganser stole a fish from a hooded merganser (which is quite a bit smaller). This time the cormorant won and the merganser had to give up its fish.
Also a seven ducks come 'slipping' in to the pond. I love how they twist sideways when they want to loose altitude quickly. …. and one great egret flies by.
Canada geese squabbling on top, mallards in the middle, and a ring-necked diving on the bottom.
The whole page of Canada geese. Sketching a variety of poses is such good practice.