Step 1:

Sketch a small circle and an oval and place them like below.

Step 2:
Now sketch a triangular shape on top of the oval creating a guide for the birds wings.* And also sketch in a rectangular shape for the tail. (see below)

Step 3:
Now that we have our basic layout down add some legs and start to add detail like in sample 3 below.

Step 4:
Once your happy with the way your bird looks draw around him in a darker tone and* erase all unwanted lines.

Step 5:
Now for the fun part, add some color!