No art today - Saturday is 'family visiting' day which is always a long haul ...
I replenished the fatball and the sunflower seed feeders yesterday - within minutes the Squirrels arrived. They have to take the seeds out of tiny holes in the feeder so at least it slows them up a bit
... but here's one throwing the husk on the floor. Look carefully and you'll see my house reflected in his eye - flipping Tree Rats
the birds are much more genteel ... the Great Tits take one seed and sit in the tree holding it in their claws and gently pecking at it
One positive factor from the squirrel activity is that they do tip food onto the grass so the ground feeders benefit - the Blackbirds, Dunnocks and Chaffinches mainly
although the Chaffinch seems to have 'bitten off more than he can chew' here
I'm easily sidetracked as you can tell by all the photos of our garden visitors.
I'm pretty certain that once the commissions are finished I'll be drawing one or more of them - probably a squirrel as they are impossibly cute even though they're a pain - I certainly have hundreds of ref photos to choose from