Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Last month, we took an excellent young birder, Chris Berry, son of some good friends of ours and Papa Carl's, to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. (Click on that link and you will go to the Wikipedia page, the refuge's webpage is shut down due to .. the government shutdown).
Chris had a great time - so did we! - and he saw lots of new life birds. After he got home, he made us these amazing drawings of some of the birds we'd seen, proving that he's not only a keen birder, but an aspiring bird artist as well.
Someday, he could be the winner of the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest:
This year, that honor went to Adam Grimm, with this absolutely stunning painting of a male and female Canvasback. We cannot wait to buy the stamp next June!
Adam is now a 2-time "Duck Stamp" contest winner. His website, filled with lots of other wonderful art, can be found here.
Bird art - almost as good as the real thing.