I just got myself a new book on birds, but this time, it's a bit different.
This time, the book isn't just filled with beautiful photographs, it is filled with super interesting facts and crucial bits of information to spot and identify any kind of bird! Yes, I've decided that it's time for me to know everything about them (after all, I'm already quite obsessed) and be able to name any bird I meet, wherever I am in Europe. When I was growing up, I used to spend a lot of time in Corsica, spotting birds with my grandad. He was really good at identifying them and I always thought it was such an amazing skill.
I know it is going to be a tricky learning curve, but I'm in luck, my garden is already filled with beautiful specimens. But before I start looking at plumage, markings or bill shape, I needed to start by drawing a bird and understand its anatomy. So, there you go! The anatomy of a bird. Pretty intricate already, isn't it?
Next up, I'll be talking about (and drawing) plumage and feather types. Keep your eyes peeled...