I gave it an eye in satin stitch with two strands of floss. The eyelashes are three little straight stitches. I outlined the body with a stem stitch in two strands of floss. I used a chain stitch with two strands of floss under the wing. The wing has some feather stitches done with one strand of floss. I outlined the beak with two strands of floss in a stem stitch. When that much was done, I laid it out to look and try to decide whether it needed legs or not. It looked like a happy bird, but a really happy bird would have a worm, so I made a worm in its mouth. The worm is needleweaving, done with #5 perle.
So, I’m still trying to decide – legs or no legs? Maybe just one leg since this is a side view? Or maybe the legs are tucked under because it is flying?