Monday, April 9, 2012

Cerulean Warbler


Cerulean warbler (Setophaga cerulean) is a small warbler that often forages and nests high in the forest canopy especially on the edges of canopy gaps.  Some of our tallest trees in the eastern forests are tulip-poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) – so here is a sketch of what you might see if you look up to the tree tops in a high quality forest this time of year.

5 comments:

Kristin said...

This is a really great illustration. I love how it captures the warbler in an early spring moment, catching a caterpillar just as the leaves are unfurling. It's fun to see the whole story of the three interacting.

Laura Ashton said...

Lovely work!! What a fantastic warbler :)

ale said...

I saw your wonderful warbler on 'Sketching in Nature' and just had to come see your blog. You do beautiful work.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Fabulous detail. I can almost taste that caterpillar. ;)

Janene said...

What a perfect depiction of a moment in early spring! the bird is excellent--I particularly like the delicate detail in the toes as they grasp the branch.