While applying my first washes for the background, the rays of light sort of happened. I'm not sure they're right compositionally, but I like them, so they stayed!
Done with a variety of Senelier, Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith and M Graham watercolors.
This bird was painted in the Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book, 7 by 10-Inch that I'm using for the '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds'.
My reference photo came from the Morguefile archive.