07 September 2008

Night Bird

Northwest London Night Bird. Caprimulgus Neasdenicus. Rarely seen, most often detected by its song, a far-carrying churr, sustained but with occasional abrupt changes of pitch, not usually heard till 4am. Male is flightless with white lips and no bill and pale blue feet. Prefers non-places such as loading bays and service areas.
Pen and ink with watercolour. 13cm x 9cm, Click to enlarge.
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