Well life got busy and then my wife went away for 3 nights with work and I had nothing to do but paint. 8 more birds coming in pairs. New scanner does things I don't like to the colour so so once I figure it I'll post truer images. First up the cormorant and the rook. Both black feathered birds with the cormorant being a beautiful purple/black and the rook a grey/blue/black. So many shades of near black.