There were quite a few good ducks on the ponds. Here is a pair of Ring-necked Ducks:
And these are Hooded Mergansers:
There was quite a crowd -- Gadwalls, Ring-necked Ducks, Buffleheads galore:
It is slowly warming up here though, and once Spring truly arrives, all except the resident Gadwalls will wing their way north.
Back home we had nice birds, too -- a pair of Bewick's Wrens visits the yard regularly, and I never get good photos of them as they don't tend to sit still for long. Yesterday I managed to snap a couple before they got antsy:
That's all the updates for this week. The only drawings I've done are practice sketches for an online class I'm taking, Travel Sketching in Mixed Media by Marc Taro Holmes, on craftsy.com -- excellent teacher with challenging material. I hope I can make good use of some of his techniques.