"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.

Saturday, 3 May 2008


2nd May 2008
An evening trip to draw Peregrines. I arrived at 5pm in time to see the female circling infront of the crag in the middle of a big flock of Jackdaws. She settled on the cliff and began preening. The sketches are drawn directly with a Rotring Art pen. Some more successfully than others!

After stooping down through the ever present Jackdaw flock she landed on the end of this dead branch lit by the evening sun.

After a while she flew back onto the cliff in the full sunlight, staying long enough to make some colour notes.

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