Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Natures Camaflauge

Wryneck Woodpecker

This is an unusual member of the Woodpecker family with intricate grey, black and brown plumage that resembles the bark on a tree giving it excellent camaflauge in the wild. The bird is protected under schedule one of the endangered species in the EU.

I don't normally do any touch up work on the photos I take of my art but I have made this one a little lighter than the actual water colour painting.

I only managed to do the one painting today as other household chores seemed to take up most of my time.

The answers I got for the "name the bird competition" was "Blue Jay" which unfortunately was not correct. I now realise it would have required some research to get the name unless you were a birding enthusiast.

The bird comes from the South East Asian region and and is called a "Velvet Fronted Nuthatch"

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Very pretty! I tried to subscribe to your feed but my reader is giving me trouble. I'll try again later today.