Sunday, 24 November 2013

Goldfinches - lino prints on gift tags for Christmas

My favourite birds - goldfinches. Up to 10 goldfinches at a time visit my garden to eat sunflower hearts, niger seed and to perch on and peck at teazels. I can see them from my studio window. Unlike blue tits, they sit fairly still for quite a while which helps ifyou are trying to draw them!
  Other visitors include a woodpecker, starlings, blackbirds, great tits, bullfinches, sparrows and, in deeper winter, siskins, fieldfares and redwings.
While I was drawing, I was listening to the 'Be Good Tanyas' who sang, 'the littlest birds sing the prettiest songs...'.