What the Jays Showed Us

Hocker-marten-sketch Was on a walk with my friend Jill this afternoon, when we noticed about six Steller's jays hollering at something in a cluster of spruce and alder. After craning around a bit, we spotted a small, round-eared animal, the first wild marten I've ever seen. On the way home, I tried to hold the spring-steel body, rounded ears, downy fur in mind until I could get to my sketchbook. This page of memory sketches is the result.

1 thought on “What the Jays Showed Us

  1. I gave up checking to see whether you had posted recently … and here you posted about something really special. Welcome to the short list of people who have seen a martin in the wild.

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