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Finding reference material can often feel challenge while respecting copyright laws and intellectual property rights.  So I spend lots of time behind my camera collecting reference material for my illustrations.

These are some of the animal species we saw on our last trip up north!

  • Snowshoe hare
  • Red squirrel
  • White-tailed deer
  • Least chipmunk
  • Blue jay
  • Gray jay
  • Turkey vulture
  • Trumpeter swan
  • Mallard duck
  • Broadwing hawk
  • Downey woodpecker
  • Piliated woodpecker
  • Red-breasted nuthatch
  • White-breasted nuthatch
  • Purple finch
  • Goldfinch
  • White-throated sparrow
  • White crowned sparrow
  • Chipping sparrow
  • Harris sparrow (my first sighting of this species!!!)
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • American robin
  • Rose-breasted grossbeak
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Ruffed grouse
  • Wild turkey
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird

What animals do you commonly see around your home?

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