Rooks in Ginkgo Tree
Here's a very recent commissioned watercolor of 2 Rooks (Corvus frugilegus) in a ginkgo tree. Rooks are in with the Corvidae family. Although they look like ravens and crows, they have one distinguishing feature. It's a grey-ish white patch of bare skin at the base of the bill and around the eyes. Here is a fun, brief lecture by Joshua Klein from the TED series about smarty pants corvids: TED Lectures. Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!