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Cape May Common Birds Drawn with Paper by 53 for iPad

Carolina Wren

Marsh Wren

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

I’m still using Paper by 53, trying out different drawing styles.

There’s a LOT to like about this app:

  • one-click posting of drawings to Facebook or Tumblr! No more scanning or photographing and then uploading!
  • easy to add COLOR to the drawings. It doesn’t take much time at all. Unlike when I was using colored pencil or watercolor.
  • Plus, so far there are only 9 colors. So that alone eliminates a lot of time spent deciding on what color to use!
  • You can look at how other folks have used the same exact tools by doing a search for #MadeWithPaper on Tumblr. It’s inspiring!

And, these four drawings finish up my Cape May – Common – Spring birds!

Next I’ll be doing Cape May Fairly Common Spring, Prospect Park Abundant Spring, and Prospect Park Fairly Common Spring.

I May See this In Cape May This May

I drew 12 birds in two days! That’s some kind of record for me.

Red-Breasted Merganser –  medium-sized diving duck with a double crest. Prefers salt-water.
And looks like a Grebe!

Red-Breasted Merganser

 

Common Loon – State bird of Minnesota; appears in “loonie”, a coin of Canada; and famous for its strange yodel and loon laughter!

Sooty Shearwater (sounds like a person’s name) – also known by its Maori name “titi”! Oh, ask someone from the Philippines about that. In New Zealand, the tradition is for young birds tat are about to fledge to be collected from their burros and preserved in SALT. :0

Common Loon and Sooty Shearwater

Northern Gannet – I might have trouble with this one. It looks like a Brown Booby, except that it has less black on the wings and no black on the tail. It’s a very large seabird, 35-40 inches.

Northern Gannet