While taking a little break from my California series, I did a bird painting. According to Wikipedia, the piping plover is a small sand-colored, sparrow-sized shorebird that nests and feeds along coastal sand and gravel beaches in North America. The bird I painted must be a baby since it doesn't have a black band across the forehead from eye to eye and a black ring around the neck. If you are a beach goer, you must have seen it running in short starts and stops.
It was fun to paint the lovely avian creature.