Both of these sketches were done at the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank. Birds really don't stay still for too long. These were constantly eating and turning around. Of course when I got there I realized I didn't have my brown ink pen which would have been perfect for the star in front. Instead I used a gold gel pen with water to give his feathers a little color.
And of course I had to do a real color version. I did this as a sketch directly in watercolors.