American Robin, Graphite on Paper
Copyright 2009, Nicole MacPherson
Robins aren't rare by any stretch of the imagination, so tend to be uninteresting to birders, except when they turn up out of season. So we see them a lot in our travels, but I'm always keen for them!
Our tiny yard is located in an old section of the city, so has many big, old trees around. The yards are small, so there aren't many open stretches of the sort that robins prefer. Hence, not many robins. This spring was different, a new pond setup convinced them to stop and visit.
Drawing water was a new trick! Actually, this bird was tricky to draw in general - he kept creeping down and to the right on the paper! Tried my best to center him on the page, but didn't work too well! Hence the slightly cut off right foot. I hope he forgives me the indignity.