Hubby's favorite bird is the Kestrel. I love the markings that are so distinctive on this tiny hawk, and the large dark eyes. I used a variety of pens to draw this piece, and have got an urge to paint this beautiful face on a large canvas. I was able to see some Kestral young at the animal rescue place last month, but I need to find a way to really study the grown bird. They love to sit on electrical wires hovering over the cotton fields in our area, but they are hard to see close up. I will have to look for an aviary somewhere nearby...possibly Memphis. I wonder if the iris is visible, or their eye is all black...it is details like that, that give credibility to my art. I don't want to get any details wrong! So much pressure!