So much is made of the cuckoo’s habit of hiding eggs in other bird’s nests that I know very little about adult cuckoos. As it turns out, many species in the cuckoo family actually do raise their own young. So not all of them are “nest parasites.”
Vultures are great fun to draw because they have so many wrinkles and folds around their heads. Fascinatingly ugly creatures.
Charcoal is so much fun – messy, but fun. I’m especially proud of the light in the eye on this one.
Yet another Great Egret. This makes five. I absolutely love this one, with the tail feathers blowing around, a big halo of white.
Another mother and baby scene. Cute, right? Mama is feeding her chick a spider. Yum.
I’m pleased by the perspective on the beak and eye feathers.
I like how angry he looks, and those crazy eyebrow feathers. I’m not thrilled about the hand, but it’s not really the focus of this drawing.
Baby Crow, just as fierce as the adult.
Cutie bird. This is not a chick. He is full grown. They are just that small and squat.