After the dance II

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Until I started watching, I never saw Black Headed Gulls.  Now I can see them, I see them everywhere on any open water.  They bob on the surface, like balancing bananas.  To my eyes, they wear an expression of bemused surprise.

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In April, they court, dropping their heads and arching their necks downwards, half opening their wings making a heart shape when viewed from behind.

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Now the colony is guarding and feeding the stumbling chicks.


This is a collection of graphite sketches over the past few weeks.

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6 responses to “After the dance II

    • Thanks
      Let me know what you like and I’ll tell you its status. Most stuff is not framed and some is in sketchbooks. I usually suggest a payment to the Melanoma Research Fund at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

  1. I think you have really captured the soft texture of the chicks and I agree with you about the expression on the gulls’ faces. I have often thought that and it reminds me a bit of Paul Merton, the comedian.

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