Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Roseate Spoonbills

Wow! Last week, I remembered how powerful an experience drawing outdoors can be. Drawing and painting outside is called Plein Air. There is nothing like it. You are living in the moment; more than that you are recording the moments. Here are Wood Storks trying to nest at the amphiteater.
Glynn Art Association invites a few of their artists to take part in a fund raiser for the children’s art programs called the Plein Air Affair. This year, I was asked to be part of this event. I choose to draw at the Jekyll amphitheater. The birds are nesting there so they are sitting still. They are much easier to draw that way. Love is definitely in the air. While I drew a pair of egrets, I witness a first for Georgia. I witness the first pair of Roseate Spoonbills mating. We birders have been waiting for this for years. Where would they nest? That question was on everyone’s mind. And because I was drawing and sitting still, I was able to document this for science. Art and science go hand-in-hand for me.

5 comments:

Becky said...

Spoonbills nesting on Jekyll-that is so exciting! They're one of my favorite birds. Can't wait to see them when we come down for 2 weeks at the end of May.

dAwN said...

Congrats on your Spoonbills! I have had this post favorited on google reader for a while and just now am getting around to commenting..I am so behind..

Lydia said...

Hi Dawn, I an so far behind as well. We are in good company.

Second Draught's Blog said...

Spotted two spoonbills on golf course south of Griffen Ga Sunday 7-26-15

Austin Moore said...

Spotted a spoonbill on the edge of our pond this morning. We thought it was a flamingo at first. We are 70 miles from the coast in southeast Georgia.