I began work on this bird after we got home from the desert. The colors used, seem to reflect what I saw while out in that wild world. Do you think this guy is waiting to fly off to the west, back to where he'll blend in well?
I experimented with his top-knot - by using loop levels of 10 and 11. Now I know what those loops look like and they certainly made a good head dress!
"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds". - Aesop