One of the chief pleasures of the allotment is being surrounded by birdsong... I am not familiar with which song is which, maybe spending more time there I will get chance to separate out some of the melodies...with help from the RSPB birdsong identifier... What a great resource!
My only bird drawing to date has been for christmas cards, only one of which I can put my hands on... 'Robin' was made into a rubber stamp cut with a scalpel and printed like you would do block printing. A black ink pad for the outline and then getting more complicated with blocks cut from sponge for the red breast and a yellow beak.
This commercially made stamp is from Yellow Owl Workshop, worth a look for some inspiration.
Some bird based artwork I have been looking through recently to follow up. I had the pleasure to work with Jo Ruth in the Midlands, in a college art department, she now lives in York making fabulous artwork.
Always good to get some antipodean artwork in, Pete Comer is based in Australia. Kathy Boortz on the other hand despite doing a great sculpture of a cockatoo is American (I think!?!)