Draw A Bird Day, September 2016

This hummingbird sketch was painted in my Moleskine sketchbook on a hot summer evening a few weeks ago.  We have two hummingbird feeders and at least four hummingbirds who visit, and they spend much more time chasing each other off than actually drinking nectar.  It is fascinating to watch them hover, dive, and chirp angrily at each other, and just as interesting to watch their really long tongues lap up the sugar water.

hummingbird

We’ve had such fun observing them this summer and will miss them when they head south in a month or so.  However, I am eager to move into autumn, my favorite time of the year.