Pen & Ink
Most of the illustrations that appear below have been published in one form or another but unfortunately, I can not remember where. I will update as and when I found their publication.
Believe it or not this is one of my first pen and ink drawings done at school in 1972 or 73. It is supposed to be a Golden Eagle but it now looks more like a female Capercaille now. You have to start somewhere I guess.
European Nightjar and Speckled Wood Butterfly.
Arctic Skua off Meols. I donated this illustration to the Wirral RSPB Members Group AGM 1987 prize draw.
The upper drawing of the two is a rough pencil sketch for the finished illustration of a Grey Wagtail below. It was drawn for a book of poems called a ‘Thoughtfulness of Sparrows’ written by Peter Walton.
One of my personal favourites is this drawing of a Quail singing at Pund, Fair Isle.
Nesting Sand Martins (left hand side). This is one half of a big display panel I illustrated for a display board.
Red-breasted Nuthatch. North Norfolk. British Birds magazine.
Mistle Thrush (nesting). Cheshire and Wirral Breeding Bird Atlas. Tufted Ducks (pair).
Pintail (drake). ‘The Birds of Frodsham Marsh’. American Wigeon (male). This was one in a series of species used in a greetings cards collection.
Ring-necked Duck (drake). Surf Scoter (drake).
Harlequin Duck (immature male), Shetland. American Scoter (drake). Illustration for an identification article.
Smew (drake) . Arctic Redpoll. Birding World magazine.
Red-backed Shrike (female). British Birds. Woodchat Shrike (male). British Birds.
Yellow-breasted Bunting. Bird Watching magazine. Siberian Stonechat (juvenile).
Rufous Bush Chat and Sanderling. Birds of the United Arab Emirates.
Subalpine Warbler. Ring-necked Parakeet.
Namacqua Dove. Birds of the United Arab Emirates. Naumann’s Thrush. This was one in a series of species used in a greetings cards collection.
Pacific Golden Plover. Cover illustration for British Birding by Ted Abraham. Little Ringed Plover Bird Illustrator of the Year. This drawing was my first ever entry for the competition I think it was 1981?
Stilt Sandpiper (digitally enhanced). Kentish Plover on nest (female).
Rare waders (Pec, Stilt and Broad-billed Sands). Killdeer.
Collared Pratincole at Frodsham Marsh. Red-necked Phalarope (juvenile).
Redshank and Buff-breasted Sandpiper.
Line drawing of Sevenvale Ringing Group . I did this one for my old mate Gordon Avery from Gloucester. Evermann’s Redstart.
Yellow-vented Bulbul for (the Arabian Bird Society) Phoenix No 10, Dec’ 93. Black Drongo for ‘The Birds of the United Arab Emirates’ .
Desert Sparrow for ‘The Birds of the United Arab Emirates’. Common Waxbill.
White-faced Bulbul from ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’. Desert Finch for the ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’.
Scrub Warbler for ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’. Lesser Short-toed Lark for ‘The Birds of the United Arab Emirates’.
Red-headed Bunting (male). Golden Eagle and prey for the ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’. .
Hen Harrier and Barbary Falcon for ‘The Birds of the United Arab Emirates’.
Egyptian Vulture for the ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’.
Dupont’s Lark from ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’ . Whinchat and Butterfly.
Short-eared Owl from ‘The Birds of Frodsham Marsh’. Breeding Black Redstarts.
Firecrest. Goldcrest for the Cheshire & Wirral Breeding Bird Atlas. .
Alpine Swift and Pacific Swifts.
Rock Dove for the ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’. Blue Pitta.
Dipper and Red-eyed Vireo.
Little Bunting and draft (Bird Illustrator of the Year Award).
Sabines Gull and Little Shearwater.
Little Auk and Franklin’s Gull and other gulls, Martin Mere.
Sabine’s Gull from ‘The Birds of Frodsham Marsh’. Ross’s Gull.
Whooper Swan. This was my first drawing for the Cheshire Bird Report 1981 it featured on the back cover. Waxwings for the Cheshire Bird Report cover.
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater. Birds of the United Arab Emirates. Hobby the logo of Hobby Publications.
Black-shoulder Kite for the ‘The Birds of the United Emirates’. Harrier profiles used in a Scandinavian birding journal.
Butterfly Ring (coloured).
Map of Frodsham Marsh pre-1993.
British Birding 1984 by Ted Abraham. Showing Nancy’s Cafe at Cley.
Passerines part 3.
Various birds part 1.
Some early attempts for British Birds magazine. Graphic illustrations of Leach’s Petrel logo’s.
Still updating content.