Lazerbeak may or may not be being tossed every so often by Soundwave. Making a few flips and twirls here and there before going back to Soundwave to do it again.
My dream job is being a bird type trainer on the route to mt moon
Roseate spoonbill . . . Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Delaware . . . 10/8/21
Savannah sparrow . . . Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Delaware . . . 10/8/21
Having friends that are still in college when you have an 8-5 job is hard.
One of my friends who is in law school invited me to go to Six Flags with her this Saturday but last minute she and her boyfriend and her boyfriend's roommate decided they all wanted to go today instead. I told them "I literally can't go today, I have work" but they insisted on going today because they wanted shorter lines for the rides and were worried about it being too busy on Saturday.
Guess the shorter lines are more important than me, huh?
Shared some peach in the aviary
She's doing research
Sluttly little birb ʘ‿ʘ wAAANTSSS dem Endeavor
A Wood-Engraved Feathursday
English wood engraver Ian Stephens (b. 1940) has always been drawn to the natural world as the subject for his compositions. He grew up in rural Buckinghamshire, accompanying his father on his farming activities, and “through my times with him I too became deeply appreciative of [the natural world]” which continues “to dominate my interests and the themes I choose to depict in my engravings.”
So, it’s not surprising that one of his major influences is the major founder of modern wood engraving Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), whose own depiction of nature is also deeply rooted in a lived understanding of the British landscape. Stephens discusses his connection to Bewick in 2020 Vision: Nineteen Wood Engravers, One Collector, and the Artists Who Inspired Them, printed in 2020 by Patrick Randle’s Nomad Letterpress at the Whittington Press in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in an edition of 340 copies for the 100th anniversary of the Society of Wood Engravers.
To demonstrate the aesthetic affiliations, Stephens juxtaposes Bewick’s engraving of a Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris), from the 1826 printing of Bewick’s famous A History of British Birds, with Stephens’s own wood engravings of a Swale Dipper (2019) and a Dipper on the river Conwy (2004). Both dipper depictions are of the White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus).
While Stephens’s prints were made from the original wood blocks, Bewick’s Fieldfare had to be printed from a magnesium plate made from a print. So, we decided to show the actual wood-engraved Fieldfare from our own copy of the 1826 edition of British Birds (top, another gift from our friend Jerry Buff) to compare with the magnesium impression just below.
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Today’s Birdwatcher card art is the Greater Bird-of-Paradise. This is one of the birds everyone thinks of when you say “bird of paradise,” in fact, isn’t it? The majestic long side plumes are really spectacular and I really enjoyed painting them!
The Latin name for this bird is Paradisaea apoda, meaning “paradise birds without feet”. When the first specimens were sent to Europe as gifts from the indigenous people of New Guinea, the prepared skins had no wings or feet attached. Scientists thus believed that the birds had no feet or wings and simply floated like spectacular, angelic beings!
There’s just over one week left to get in on the Birdwatcher Kickstarter, and a new species is the next stretch goal, so let’s get that new bird unlocked!
Common yellowthroat, male . . . Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Delaware . . . 10/8/21
Juvenile chipping sparrow . . . Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, Delaware . . . 10/17/21
Haven’t seen much of Fluffy these days; she’s been too busy sitting on the eggs in her sleeping cage. :V But she does come out at least twice a day to eat, drink, and be a preening diva (pictured).
Cas a just a little bird I want to lay on my chest, feeling the soft little pressure of the body and pokes of the little claws against my skin. My nose booping his beak while he does the little bird eye squint
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