Birds of Prey

May 11 2010:  There is nothing quite like Spring in Wisconsin.  The other day I got to watch a Bald Eagle eating a fresh catch.  He was near the road in a field, and he didn't mind that I was observing him.  I was only 30 feet from him.  That was very cool!  Then I collected some black and white Pileated Woodpecker feathers on a bike ride yesterday. (Poor guy!)  He was road kill.  I'm putting the finishing touches on a painting for the juried Wittenberg Art Show coming up.  It is a watercolor of a moonrise.  I will also enter one of my great blue herons that I painted last summer.