Amazed; surprised at liking my drawing. I stopped thinking and just drew; shape, shape, shade, get some scale on the beak, position eye, then more shading with shape of tail. I was out of my comfort zone until I wasn't. DJ's journal and narrative was a big difference maker.
Feet were most challenging, partly because of the angle.
I would not have noticed the bird's bend to the right without trying to draw the legs and feet. In journaling, that's significant.
DJ's quick renderings of the doves were so revealing as to getting the big picture with simple geometry. When I begin, I want to take photos, but feel like it's cheating. I'm curious about other opinions on that.
I like textures, like the bark of a century-old burr oak, and I'm not sure how to approach the sketch to do it justice.