Entries by Birdie Girl

White Crowned Sparrow

White crowned sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys, is a medium-sized sparrow native to North America. For the last couple weeks I have enjoyed the sweet white crowned sparrows in my yard here in Northern California. In the morning I listen to its distinct pleasing whistle. I relish the time I can draw this regal looking bird with […]

Red-Winged Blackbird

Red-winged blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, family Icteridae, a passerine bird. Above: drawings/photo-painting; (far left) Male red-winged blackbird, The nest, (right) Female red-winged blackbird. Artist: Brenda Sherburn These well decorated birds are the most abundant birds in North America and the best-studied wild bird species in the world. They are found in wetlands and agricultural areas across the entire […]

Dodo Bird & Tree of the Dragon

Again we are finding the relationship between birds and trees are far more reaching than we thought. The above photograph is of one of the only complete skeleton of a single dodo found in 1903 on Mauritius. It’s hard to say exactly what the dodo bird would have looked like but this is what Oxford University […]