Sketching in nature when it's 10 degrees sometimes works best from a window! These starlings, imports from Europe, have adapted well in a couple of hundred years--they seem to be everywhere! Smart and adaptable, in winter they're usually warming their toes on our neighbor's chimney. (You can click on the image to see it larger, in my Flickr.)
Seen close up, they've got a lovely metallic sheen, and at this time of year are speckled with lighter dots.