April 1, 2023

#365birds FEBRUARY 2023

First of the month. Time for another installment of #365birds, a month's worth of bird drawings I've completed as part of my own personal challenge.

As part of Terry Runyan's #dailycreatinggroup on Facebook, I'd discovered my true love for drawing birds. As a result of that discovery, starting on November 3, 2022, I set out on a personal journey of drawing a bird each day for a whole year.

You will find below 15 of the birds I drew during the month of February. Above each of my drawings, I will tell the name of the bird, as well as the area of the world in which it can be found.

day 94 - spotted towhee

northwestern north america

day 95 - madagascar red owl

day 96 - european goldfinch
throughout europe into northern africa and central asia

day 97 - capuchinbird
northeastern south america

day 98 - asian paradise flycatcher

day 99 - silver-breasted broadbill
bangladesh, bhutan, cambodia, china, india, indonesia, 
laos, nepal, malaysia, myanmar, thailand, vietnam

day 100- claret-breasted fruit dove
southeast asia and oceania

day 101 - yellow oriole
northern south america

day 102 - new zealand kea
new zealand

day 106 - flameback woodpecker
south asia

day 109 - black-throated bushtit

day 111 - crested finchbill
southeastern asia

day 115 - green jay
central and south america

day 117 - brown pelican
atlantic, gulf, and pacific coasts of the americas

day 118 - red-whiskered bulbul
tropical asia

And there you have it. Another month's worth of birdies. Stay tuned for the March drawings in about a month.

Thank you for not reproducing my drawings without my consent. If you would like prints of any of them, please let me know. 

Tame birds sing of freedom. 
Wild birds fly.
- John Lennon -





  1. I'm so thankful I don't have to choose a favorite! They're all grand!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/04/aaaah-springtime.html

    1. Omigosh, Sue! That's the nicest thing you could say! Thank you!

  2. These are all incredible! What medium are you using?

    1. Thanks, Jenna! My medium of choice is Derwent Inktense pencils, followed by a little Copic and Posca.

  3. Linda, you are so talented. I wish I could draw, but stick people is my limit. Ha! I could never pick one as a favorite, they all have such attention to detail and look like a print. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us. Love!

    1. Oh, Cara! You are so sweet! Thank you so much! If it will make you feel any better, I cannot draw a decent stick figure! Take care!

  4. More beautiful birds! Each one has its own personality. They are all lovely. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 59.

  5. I so admire you undertaking this project, Linda! Your birds are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing this post with Hearth and Soul. I will be featuring it at the May Edition of the party which goes live on Sunday 7th May. Hope to see you there!