"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Garden Warbler and Goosander

Spent a couple of hours this evening around the lakes at Elland Gravel Pits. I had taken the minimum of equipment with me, only binoculars, pen and sketchbook. Typically I should have taken the telescope, paints and brushes as I came upon this male Goosander resting on the riverbank. He was sat in deep shade and through binoculars, it was difficult to make out the exact shape of his head against the black on his back.

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