Wednesday, 25 January 2012

I spent the last few days at the Baltic Sea. I was lucky to watch two Iceland gulls, one on the Polish coast (Ustka), the second on the Russian coast (Baltiysk). Below I posted some pictures.

Iceland Gull observed in the port of Baltiysk

Study of Iceland Gull in winter plumage.
Probably in third winter (four calendar-year)
Pencil and watercolour.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Yesterday I had the opportunity to observe a beautiful adult Kittiwake on the Nielisz Reservoir (Zamosc district). The bird kept in one place so that I could make a few sketches and photos into an painting which I intend to do in the future. The Black-legged Kittiwake is a rarity in Poland and is subject to reporting to the Avifaunistic Commission.
Below some photos and sketches done there (that finally ended up in my house)

View from the window of my car

and some photos of this gull in flight