Friday, April 10, 2009

Redpolls, Siskins and Wildlife Artist of the Year

The Treecreeper and Long Tail Tits have been replaced by a small flock of Redpolls and Siskins feeding in the garden. Usually moving about high in the Birch trees they have been feeding on the niger seed I put out. We've planted a small tree under the feeder in the hope of getting some more natural looking photographs.

Today the female Siskins were the most obliging, the males of both species kept hiding behind branches.

My other news is that the shortlist for Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009 is available to view on line.
There are some really excellent pieces and I am honoured that 'Hot Spot' is included in the short list.
All the paintings will be on display at the Mall Galleries from the 2nd to the 6th of June. I am hoping to be there at the private reception on the 1st.


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You have a lovely blog!
Happy Easter to you!

Jeanette said...

These are great shots of these little birds Gayle. I really need to get a zoom lens and take some images as there are so many birds around now. Especially Northern Flickers who even drum on the house in the early morning!

When will you know the result for Wildlife Artist of the Year? I'm so excited for you, even being shortlisted is quite an accomplishment.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on the inclusion of "Hot Spot"... well deserved!

Gayle Mason said...

Thank you.
Jeanette the prizes are awarded at the reception on June 1st.