Draw A Bird, May 2021

Hello there, and happy May! Springtime is in full bloom, and because we recently moved to a new home, it’s exciting to watch the new-to-us trees, bushes, and flowers bursting with life.

Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Have you ever seen a kingfisher in the wild? They are quite wonderful to observe as they go about their fishing activities. This fellow had a successful fishing expedition and looks like he’s going to have a full belly after savoring his lunch. Thanks for stopping by, and be well!

Draw A Bird, May 2020

I’ve been working with my pastels again lately and painted (yes, it is still called a painting even though it is made with pastels) this kingfisher bird on gray pastel paper.

Kingfisher in Pastel
Kingfisher in Pastel

Kingfishers like to swoop around and fish in streams and lakes, and I first saw one last year while in Asheville, North Carolina. Also, I painted one in March 2017 for Draw A Bird Day. As I said in that post, their feather colors are so pretty!

How are things going for you? I hope you are hanging in there and feeling optimistic about the future! I love that the weather has changed and that the trees and plants are budding and blooming. I am sending good wishes to you, and please stay well!

Draw A Bird Day, March 2017

Happy Draw A Bird Day March 2017!  I don’t recall ever seeing a Kingfisher but find its feather colors to be rather beautiful.

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

I really didn’t know much about these birds and figured they didn’t live here in the area, but supposedly Kingfishers can be found here year round.  They live near streams, rivers, and lakes and are excellent at fishing, although they will also eat crayfish, frogs, tadpoles, and aquatic insects.  Kingfishers are mostly loners except during mating season, and they are territorial and will forcefully defend their hunting territories.  Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to spot one sometime soon now that I know what to look for.