|9/24/12 Lamy fountain pen, water-soluble ink, Stillman & Birn sketchbook|
The only bird I sketched yesterday at the zoo (other than a crow hanging out with the brown bears) was a spectacled owl in the Raptor Center. Named Coba, this male perched on a keeper’s heavily gloved hand weighs only 1.75 pounds – a lot less than he looks. Designed for flight, his hollow bones keep him lightweight. His species is native to southern Mexico, the keeper told me as I sketched, but Coba is a native of the Woodland Park Zoo.