This is my progress so far on the bird. The longer I look at it, the more it boggles my eyes! I've made it up entirely as I go and it needs more work but i'm pretty happy with the results to far.
I knew I didn't want to stitch big blocks of colour, just hints here and there, which I think looks great on the beak so far, and i'm going to layer up the feather stitch once more to get the right shade of bright jungle green.
It's been a good challenge but I must say i'm looking forward to getting back to stitching my much simpler letters!!