Not much to add, really. I think the landscape is looking fab as it is. Probably the main problem will be not how to connect the sky and water, but how to paint your birds with a similar approach to your landscape. They must sit in the scene naturally - so I look forward to how you address this.
Smashing little spuggy pic and nice piece of behaviour noted.
Yep - Birds are brilliant! (are you writing slogans for the RSPB, too?