I do like an appliqued bird, and it is a very good way of using up scraps.
The pigeon was my first attempt a few years ago - featured on 'Sheila's backyard' quilt. It all went swimmingly (the sequin eye was a moment of brilliance) until it came to the feet. Not being used to metallic embroidery thread, I rather overdid it and they ended up looking like wiggly worms. Still, Liverpool pigeons often have deformed and mutated feet, so they'll do.
|Pigeon sequin eye and beads|