The college's facebook page has a gallery of images from the drawing sessions. I used a felt pen in an A5-sized book, quite a challenge for capturing the elephant. Have you heard that elephants have four kneecaps? Actually the front "knees" are elbows...
But to the present: it was birds' beaks that caught my eye -
|Egret, curlew, and ... hmm, don't know ...|
|This is Bubo bubo, the Eurasian eagle owl|
|A smaller owl, also with scleral bones round the eye|
The specimen of choice was removed from the case and we could (carefully) handle it. I turned Bubo bubo this way and that (ignoring the tiger skull behind him) for a page of blind drawings, discovering his bony secrets, with a view to reading about it later - owls' eyes are fascinating - and did you know there are 216 species of owl, 18 of which are of the barn owl family? (the others are "typical owls", Strigidae family) -
I wasn't the only one to choose an owl skeleton -
|Hen in a cage?|