Spring is here, also the new felted roller.
Finished with my second realistic needle felted bird. I made his beak from horn then painted with acrylic paint. His foots are enforced with steel wire.
- Handmade item
- Materials: Colored merino wool, steel wire, horn, glue, glass eye
- measures 26 cm/10.23″
The European roller (Coracias garrulus) is a jackdaw sized bird (30-32 cm), with a 66-73 cm wingspan. It’s head, neck and belly are bright skyblue, and its back is chestnut brown. The blue and violet coverts and the contrasting black primaries and secondaries become clearly visible in flight.
The male and female are similar in appearance, although the male has slightly brighter colours during the breeding season.
Juveniles are paler, with brown cheeks and breast, the outermost tail feathers are shorther and have no black colour on them. The second-year birds have unmoulted greater coverts; the flight feathers and tail are very worn.