My name is Heidi Kunkel and I am an illustrative/fine artist and amateur photographer. Both reflect my love of animals and nature.I have drawn ever since I can remember, as a child. It began with my love of wildlife/nature. The past few years I have been a huge bird watcher and most of my photography is of our local backyard birds, or, if I make it to a local wetlands, water fowl. Every bird (and animal) are so unique and I find it amusing to watch a squirrel as well as a chatty annoying bird. I hope you enjoy my nature quests as much as I enjoy them myself, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. :)
All art crafted and photos taken by me. (Heidi Kunkel) 2010-2013-2014 ©
Cheers and Love,
Friends and Family. I will be at the Hillsboro Tuesday Market next Tuesday evening (July 29th) as part of "Artist of the Week." I'll be on 3rd with a variety of art. Hours are 5-8 pm.
HK©June 2014 Finally a couple of babies in the house, but as quickly as they were being fed and yapping all through the day an evening, they were no longer there? I thought they would hang around some, but we did have baby scrubjays in the same yard as well and the adults were sometimes messing with this hole entrance. Who knows? Within a few days the male sparrow has found a new female it seems and I'll keep track of a new brood? It also seems that we have had a quiet Spring. In the past years we have had more action and it just now seems so slow. Not many hummingbirds too. I have seen a Flicker, White Breasted Nuthatch, Doves, Sparrows, Western Scrubjays, but it has been slow. Hopefully, I'll see something to get photos of.
This Hawk graced us with its magnificent presence Christmas Day. 2013
The House Sparrows have returned to our yard once again and the males have been chirping quite loudly and the first time I saw one hopping and twisting with his tail feathers up, a female was around. Second time, I caught the act with some pictures and the male was chirping and once a female came swooping around, he got all in a frenzy and hopped near her, tail feathers up and he was hopping and twisting, chirping, and she was like, "uh huh." and he would follow her everywhere. She would chirp differently. I don't think it went anywhere more than that.lol Here is one of the pictures with his tail. It is quite hilarious to watch.
Northern Flicker. I took this late last evening from the backyard. The bird was in our front yard tree, but I am able to view them without disturbing them. I got plenty of photos and then another flicker flew in for one of the last pictures. I think these are Majestic birds. So colorful. HK©4/15/2013