It is very pleasant work carving bird bowls. I start with a branch and a few roughly sketched lines. After much bulk is removed with the axe and adze, much of the carving on these small bowls is done sitting down with a couple knives and a gouge or two.
I’ve finished a couple recently, one in birch above, and another from a curved cherry branch (below). I’ve just posted them, as well as another cherry bowl (further below) to my available for purchase page at the website if you’d like to have a closer look.