Posts tagged - bird nerd

Birds We’ve Seen in 2015: Sketches 11-20

Posted on May 13th, 2015

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I hope you haven’t been thinking that I’ve forgotten the project I set myself at the beginning of the year, to draw every species of bird that we’ve seen in 2015.  I know it’s been a while, and I haven’t been doing as much drawing as I would like, but I have continued to add […]


OddBird #9

Posted on May 10th, 2015

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I got a sweet message from a customer on felt last week, giving me some great feedback about my Oddbird brooches and asking if I had a tui brooch, as this was her Mother’s favourite bird and she wanted to get her one for her birthday.  I didn’t have a tui already made, so I […]


Birds We’ve Seen in 2015: Sketches 1-10

Posted on February 22nd, 2015

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A little while ago I shared a wee challenge I’ve been working on, to record and draw every species of bird that I see over the course of the year.  As we near the end of February, my bird list is at 65 species.  I haven’t drawn them all yet, but I thought I would […]


Birds We’ve Seen in 2015

Posted on February 5th, 2015

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We’ve set ourselves a little challenge, to keep a log of all the different bird species we see over the course of this year.  I’m writing down every new sighting in a little notebook that I carry everywhere, with the title ‘Birds We’ve Seen in 2015’.  I’ve also bought a brand new sketchbook that I […]


A Plunging of Gannets

Posted on January 25th, 2015

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I’d never seen an Australasian Gannet before.  I’d seen pictures, and heard about how these incredible golden-headed seabirds nest in the Hawke’s Bay during certain times of the year. Shane hadn’t seen them since he was a child growing up in Flaxmere, on a school trip out to the colonies.  We made sure we visited […]