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Not many tourists find their way up here, so we had the place to ourselves. Me watching the baltic sea and painting while my daughter walked around looking for stones and crystals among the granite rocks
Stopped for a minute, just to watch the morning, still cold, still early, a feeling of happiness came out of nowhere
Sketched up this drawing yesterday… Researching it, I wonder why it is so often the young that have to change the ways of the adults, and the kids that take action to stop their parents from ruining our planet
The wader bird nests far North Arctic regions, all around the globe from Siberia, to Canada. The Grey plover, or Black bellied plover, as it is called in America, migrates all the way down south - Even to South Africa, Argentina and Australia. ( Grey plover - Pluvialis squatarola - Strandhjejle )
Illustration of the national bird of Ireland, the endangered large wader called both Northern lapwing, Pewit and Green plover ( Vanellus vanellus - Vibe )
European Golden plover ( Hjejle, Pluvialis Apricaria ) is the fastest game bird in Ireland - Or is it? - The question kicked off the beginning of the book Guinness World records in 1951
The male dotterel ( Pomeransfugl - Charadrius morinellus ) sits on the eggs and rear the chicks, while the more colorful female leaves to find another male
The female dotterel ( Pomeransfugl - Charadrius morinellus ) is the colorful one, while the pale male sits on the nest and rear the chicks she flies off to find another male...
Through many days I've been working with understanding and drawing up challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, sometimes I just need a break and draw something else, paint something else - like the Kentish plover bird here
Watercolor of the 19 cm. large, ground nesting bird: Common ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula ( Stor Præstekrage)
Watercolor of Little ringed plover - Charadrius dubius ( Lille Præstekrage) , a 15cm. ground nesting bird, living close to water.
Still trying to grasp the change here, from fighting loneliness, to moving as far away from each other as possible... it seems like it happened in a second
Second sketch of the Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta ( Klyde), sometimes I do several to study the bird type from different angles and to experiment painting the details and shape in different ways
Bird study of a large wading bird, living in Europe, Asia and migrating to Africa and Southern Asia in winter. The Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta ( Klyde)