Friday, August 17, 2012


Took my big sketchbook, and my little one down to the pond near my house. I spent about 30 mins sitting in my car in the shade, watching and sketching the young Great Blue Heron that was wading in the pond. When I got home I looked up on the internet and found this about young Herons: "Immature birds are duller in color, with a dull blackish-gray crown, and the flank pattern only weakly defined; they have no plumes, and the bill is dull gray-yellow" That described my bird exactly, he flew away when someone walked up to the pond... it was getting hot, so I flew home myself.


  1. Great post and suggestion. I love our herons but have yet to sketch one.

  2. They are beautiful birds and hard to get close to... but if you are still, or can sit in your car... they move so slowly it is quite easy to sketch them as they aren't jumping about but wade very slowly looking for food.