Monday, July 29, 2013

House Finch sketch - Carpodacus Mexicanus























The House Finch

I have the "house finch"  all over my backyard.  They are small bodied with large beaks and long flat heads.  I see the red heads, the yellow headed ones and lots of the plain grayish-brown females.  The scientific name for them is "Carpodacus Mexicanus."

They frequent backyards and parks across the continent.  They are also all over the desert Southwest, so I have the opportunity to photograph and watch them daily.

I just returned from a trip up north where I photographed some of the largest "ravens" I have ever seen.  I plan on doing a series of sketches and paintings of those birds next.

Barbara Rudolph
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