Thanks to the proliferation of digital photography and propagation of social media sharing, those of us interested in birds are awash in a daily deluge of amazing bird photos. But how many interesting illustrations of birds do you see each day? He might not stick strictly to a fresh sketch every single day, but Ulf Andersson, also known as ArtMagenta, offers really elegant avian illustrations on a regular basis at his Bird of the Day blog. I like his images so much, I had to share them!

Common Kestrel by ArtMagentaCommon Kestrel by ArtMagenta
(All images used with permission)

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.