Playing with Piecing
The Nuthatch looks fine but the tree looks like a telephone pole with a fake branch nailed to it.
This is more convincing and the composition is better as well.
I'm going to stitch the eye and beak; so I'll show them in orange.
What if I place the Nuthatch in a box?
What if I split the branch where it forks?
The branch is taken care of I just need to finish piecing the bird.
This results in a small triangle that could be hard to sew.
I'll go with this. I'd rather sew two medium sized triangles than one small one.
For more pieced critters go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Birds.