Tuesday, 15 December 2009
I finished this illustration today and intend to give it to My girlfriend's Step Dad as a Christmas gift. Not only was he the finder of This Stunning Yorkshire first back in October 2001 but is also one of my many mentors and has taught me a lot about birds both in the field and in the hand. The drawing itself hasn't reproduced very well after scanning but this is unfortunately the best i could get it given my scanner. The 1st Winter Bobolink was found by Rich in the vicinity of Long Bank and showed intermittently in the long grass to a very happy crowd.I just hope he doesn't find this on my blog but think there's about as much chance as someone finding another Bobolink in Yorkshire given Rich's love of technology! LEGEND!