Embroidered Dark-eyed Junco, Embroidered Song Bird
Embroidered Dark-eyed Junco
Dark-eyed Juncos, commonly nicknamed Snowbirds, seem to bring winter weather on their wings. They can be seen in flocks hopping on the ground under backyard feeders throughout winter.
Hand and machine embroidered, free standing sculpture using 100% merino wool felt yardage. Hand built and constructed. Hand made wire wrapped feet can be bent to encourage the best perch. Add to your home decor by perching on a shelf or mantle. Bring the outdoors into your home and benefit from the therapeutic effects of bird watching.
Measuring 7" from beak to tip of tail. Perches 5" high from feet to top of head.
“A very quiet and well-conducted little member of our winter choir, with habits similar to those of the nuthatch, is the junco, with dark head and back, white breast, and grey sides. With an ivory-white bill, he feasts daintily at our winter offerings, occasionally remarking: ‘tsip, tsip’. This is merely a whisper of sound. Occasionally he pauses and whispers a high, halting strain of a few notes with small variation that I am unable to give any form of syllabication.” – Gene Stratton-Porter, “Homing with the Birds”.