Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snowy Owls Aplenty!

Snowy Owls seem to be everywhere this year, as well as Bald Eagles.  I had never seen a snowy owl before this year so set off with my husband in search of some after hearing many reports of sightings. Plum Island is not so far from us and with a little effort we spotted one!

Sitting high up on a snowy dune, the bird was too far away to see really well with my borrowed binocs.  Still, I took a few photos anyway and managed to put together a quick sketch of that sighting.

I followed up with another page of snowy owl sketches.  These were done using the skillful photography of Dave Larson, one of the naturalists at Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport, MA.  I love these.

More to come in the near future.  I'll be focused on the children's book for a few snowy owls in that project but some other species will show up on the pages....then turning my attention to writing a grant while the children's book goes live on Kickstarter.  And some classes are coming up, too!  So glad my day job is flexible enough that I can toggle between it and my freelance work.  :-)