Firecrest... PPF

Oh my, what a busy week... so much so that I didn't even realise that we were already on to Friday!
I can't believe it, but I actually managed to throw some paint about this afternoon.
I've had a few appointments this week and hadn't managed to draw or paint anything up until this point.

I've been enjoying watching Winterwatch on TV this week and heard about a tiny bird that I have never heard of before. 

The Firecrest

(photo credit by Ian Redman on #winterwatch)

The Firecrest... is one of our smallest birds, but I'm probably not going to see one around our bird feeder, because they don't seem to want to come this far north.
So it inspired me to paint one instead.

This photo is obviously a work in progress and shows the under painting stage.
It feels wonderful to be painting once again.

If you'd like to know a little more about the Firecrest and how they sound... click here to access the RSPB website.

I will spend more time finishing this painting off over the weekend. 

Talking of the weekend... it is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch here in the UK this weekend.
I've participated in the bird count on numerous occasions and if you would like to know more or to join in click the link above.
It only takes an hour of your time... counting all the bird visitors that come into your garden and the RSPB monitor all the results. 
It can really be interesting knowing just exactly what is happening to our native wild birds.

Right... I'm off now to enjoy my Friday night, but first I'm linking up with the Paint Party Friday link before I do.
Have fun everyone and thanks for popping into my place. 
Enjoy your weekend