Sketching while outdoors or even at home will broaden your birding skill set and add a whole new dimension to the hobby.
These creeping summer days are an invitation to observe birds at a slower pace. They stay active later in the day and tend to circle back to their small nesting patches, delighting birders with frequent sightings. Instead of choosing the usual view through your binoculars or scope, however, perhaps it’s time to settle into a chair for some field sketching.
If you’ve never tried your hand at drawing a live bird before, it’s tough to know where to begin.