Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

watercolor on paper

14″ X 18″ ¬† $850

currently in the Art in the Arctic exhibit at Venue, Fairbanks, AK

Pectoral sandpipers were one of the most common birds we studied on the coastal plain. The bizarre undulating calls of the males in flight, whirring madly trying to attract a mate, were some of my favorite noises. Sadly, most of the  males are unsuccessful, and later in the season they collect to migrate back to South America. leaving the females to incubate the eggs and tend the young.