This sketch also reinforced the practice of walking away from the table for a while, sometimes overnight, to discover what fresh eyes will see. In this case I noticed that the placement of the eye didn't look right. A closer look and I realized the problem was the height of the crown.
A light scrub and a new crown line and the problem was solved.
To see photo images of this bird and read more about why his head is scaled instead of feathered, visit my Wood Stork post at Vickie Henderson Art.
And to see the rest of the sketch pages made along with the top image in my first travel sketchbook, visit Our Amazing Wetlands.