Sketch of the Day: Migration on a Danish Marsh

Thousands of shorebirds rest and recharge on a sandbar and in the lagoon at Olsemagle Revle, a bird sanctuary on Køge Bay south of Copenhagen. Starlings were hawking insects, an osprey was cruising, a sparrowhawk put shorebirds up and moved on without catching anyone. The lapwings made sure of that, harassing it until it flew out of the scene. Watercolor over pencil, Stillman & Birn Alpha Series 8 1/2 x 11 sketchbook. A little Chinese White to catch the light on the golden plovers on the strand.
Fall Migration with a few thousand shorebirds on a sandbar at Olsemagle Revle, a bird sanctuary on Køge Bay south of Copenhagen. Starlings hawked insects, an osprey cruised, a kestrel put shorebirds up into the air and then moved on without catching anyone, followed by lapwings. Mute swans cruised like sailboats. Watercolor over pencil with a few dabs of Chinese white to pick up some highlights.Stillman & Birn Alpha Series 8 1/2 x 11 sketchbook.

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