“Cape Sable” Seaside Sparrow


I needed to refer to photographs to make this portrait of the “Cape Sable” Seaside Sparrow we saw in the Everglades. We were in position, just beyond Mahogany Hammock by 8:00A and listened for the birds’ Red-winged Blackbird-esque song. We watched several males at a good distance as they perched high in the saw grass. Mosquitos were pretty bad that morning, but the worst insect experience was definitely at the Gumbo Limbo trail…


American Avocet and Black-necked Stilt


These sleeping birds, American Avocet and Black-necked Stilt were drawn from life as part of a presentation I gave at Sequoia Audubon on field sketching. The drawings are very loose and gestural. I think they serve an important purpose in getting birders recognize structural differences and learn more specifics about markings.