Please start this bird anatomy series with post #403, March 10.
Recently, while attending an art exhibition in San Antonio, I had the pleasure of photographing and sketching along the city's famed Riverwalk. What a delightful "in the field" experience!
Below, a duck sweeps it's femur or thigh out and sideways from the body . . . thus giving free play and movement to the leg. A duck is in it's element in the water and awkward on land.
More about the duck's anatomy on the next post.
Below, is a sketch of a mallard taking off along the San Antonio Riverwal