Draw a Bird Day: Warblers

tangled green
flashes of yellow
passing through

Last fall my daughter and I were sitting on Columbia’s campus, talking and drinking coffee and tea, when we noticed a tiny yellowish bird looking for insects in a tree nearby. It looked a lot like the wood warbler I’ve drawn, above.

We didn’t see it well enough to positively identify it, but a birder friend suggested from my description that it was a warbler. Many species migrate through the area, in addition to common local residents like the yellow warbler.

The Blackburnian Warbler can also be found in New York, but I haven’t been lucky enough to see one. I would like to watch the intricate aerial dances they perform when protecting their territories.

I first drew the yellow warbler by itself, and scanned it, as backgrounds are always a problem for me. I’m still not sure about this one, although I like the colors.

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8 responses to “Draw a Bird Day: Warblers”

  1. msjadeli says :

    Enjoyable flight of warblers. Those flashes in the green is usually all you get with them. Nice image of you and your daughter having a chat on campus and the third guest.

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Splendid painting of birds and they are looking so cute and lovely.

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  3. memadtwo says :

    I love them all, especially the black and white one. N.

    Like

  4. Jill Kuhn says :

    I always enjoy seeing your bird drawings. Each one is wonderful, Kerfe!

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