Monday, January 24, 2011

The "Follow Me" Bird

I've just spotted the rare and elusive "Follow Me" bird.  He is hard to spot because as his name indicates he's always going somewhere, urging others to follow him.  I think this year he has had an easy time trying to convince everyone to follow him to warmer climes.  Most of the people I know, during this chilly winter, would follow him to sunshine and warmth without a pause.

I promised myself, after the first two punchneedle birds, that I would create brighter 'plumage' on future birds.  And so, here is a bird to brighten the day.  What a pleasure to sit here on a cold wintry day working with these bright colors and seeing a colorful bird appear beneath my fingertips.  Say the words 'follow me' quite rapidly and you'll hear the sound of his call.

"Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy". - Roger Tory Peterson


  1. He is adorable! I love birds. I could sit and watch them at my feeder all day. Sometimes on weekends I actually do that!

  2. I love birds also. Last night we saw a program on the birds of New Guinea -- I fell asleep later that night pretending I was in the blind watching those lovely creatures display their colors.

  3. Who wouldn't want to follow such a beautiful and colorful bird!

  4. I think this is my favorite of your punch-needle bird series so far. He's so colorful! The triangles suggest plumage for certain, but they also resemble arrows pointing in all directions. One doesn't know which way he will go next! He's delightful!

  5. I agree with Barbara, the coloured triangle markings are so effective. What a great little bird.



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