I have taken the bird on the right apart at least three times, trying to work with colors that fit. I think I may stick with this choice. I still have a lot of time until I get to applique that section. Need to find the right material for his crown – I found a really old piece of Jenny Beyer border fabric to use for the crown on the bird to the left. And thank you, Mona for the idea of smoothing the bird out a bit, elongating the beak and changing the legs.