Monday, 20 July 2009

The Colour of Buzzards

The old common buzzard seems to come in a variety of shades and hues. I've seen very pale. almost white ones, brown ones, spotted ones and at the moment our neighbourhood is being graced with the darkest coloured one I think I've ever seen. I've seen it several times in the last few days and he or she is dark umber in colour, almost black, on top and charcoal grey under the wings, with a reddish chestnut patch on both shoulders. Seen quickly overhead it resembles a slightly bizarre raven until you get a proper look and then everything about it is unmistakeably buzzard.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Wildlife Art Company

I'm very pleased to relate that I've just teamed up with an exciting new illustration agency called the Wildlife Art Company -

"The Wildlife Art Company provides accurate and exquisite illustrations for publication.
Established by zoologist and author, Mark Carwardine, and run by natural-history editor, Rachel Ashton, who together have many years of experience in the wildlife-publishing industry, the agency was created in response to a demand for high-quality artwork of the natural world.
Representing some of the world’s best natural-history artists, we cover a huge range of species. We also take commissions for any specific image as required and offer prints, originals and sculptures, too."

Here's looking forward to some interesting projects in the future