It’s a Bearded Reedling! These long-tailed birds live in temperate Europe and Asia. I’ve never seen one in real life. The photograph I used for this drawing is from Matthias at Wild Life, who spotted this bird on the coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Germany. This species is sexually dimorphic. Males have “beards” and females don’t. As their name implies, these birds like to hang out on wetland reeds.
Unofficially, “Draw a Bird Day” is the 8th of every month (officially it is April 8th). My drawing is a touch late. M.R. Emberson at A-Wing and A-Way wrote a post about the official day and Laura at Create Art Everyday got a bunch of people excited about drawing birds once a year or once a a month.
The bird is a little too yellow. I have a little trouble leaving white space so I penciled the white space with a touch of yellow. I need to either learn to accept white space or get a white colour pencil. Shrug.