Today I decided to start a painting a Turnstone on a stone, and since the weather was lovely I sat in my garden to paint. However it was very bright and hot, so it was difficult to work with the fast-drying acrylics, but here is what I've done so far:
Whilst in my garden, I had a fleeting glimpse of a Sparrowhawk as it flew low over my head and darted between the houses, and I saw 3 Coal Tits and 1 begging for food, so that hopefully means that the pair I have been seeing recently have successfully reared chicks to fledge. I also noticed a Blue Tit go into a hole in the wall of my neighbour's house, so it looks like there's another nest there.
It was another day spent soaking up the sun in my garden, and very pleasant it was too.
I'm Sorrel, a young birder and wildlife artist based in the East Midlands - this is my blog all about my birding and wildlife adventures.