Oil, 18" x 36"
©2010 Thomas Anderson
Red-necked Phalaropes are fast and small. They migrate down the California coast in the fall, but I don’t recall ever seeing them at Bolsa Chica in the spring. They have a unique feeding trait of spinning in the water to stir up the tiny organisms they eat. They are nearly monochromatic in their non-breeding plumage, so the painting as well is almost all monochromatic except for a slight hint of red on their necks.
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