Inktober drawings

This October, I used Inktober as motivation to draw daily. I was not close to a drawing every day, but I managed a few drawings. All these are physical drawings, most on black sharpie on paper

LittleOwlInktober1Ag

Little Owl.

PiedFlycattcherInktober3

Singing Pied Flycatcher

ChalkChocolateRazorbill2

Razorbill

JackdawPairInktober4

Pair of Jackdaws.

PipingOystercatchersInktober5

Piping Oystercatchers.

BlackbirdtailcockedInktober6

Blackbird with cocked tail.

CootreflectionOnktober7

Coot.

Whinchat on the tallest sunflowerInktober14

Whinchat.

TreecreeperFrozenInktober9

Treecreeper.

 

Pied Flycatcher in territory

Pied Flycatcher

Last week I was in the Peak District. I woke up early to explore a local nature reserve, RSPB Coombes and Churnet Valley. I took the longest circular path, and as I approached a stream, I heard an unfamiliar song and searched for the bird. It was a male Pied Flycatcher. It sung persistently and have a quick visit to a nest box nearby. I have known this species for a long time, as it was a regular migrant in my local park in Spain when I was a teenager, and I have seen it in migration as well in Spurn. The song reminded me of a Great Tit, although more thrilling and diverse. Pied Flycatchers breed in mature beech and oak forests, habitats that are pretty scarce in East Yorkshire. It is red-listed in the UK, due to severe recent population and range declines. Watercolour and pencil in Wacom Tablet.