I was so excited to receive some very fun holiday commissions. The client really just let me propose some ideas for bird taxidermy and have fun with it. We settled on two pieces that I really ended up adoring. 

The first is this Victorian-style bell jar containing a Superb Starling. This beautiful bird is native to East Africa, as is the high-quality reproduction Protea flower that I included. 

Here are some shots without the glass for full effect:

    

The second is this wall piece. It features two European Starlings, in differing ages/feather. You can see that there is a beetle in the older (top) Starling's mouth. This is a Chrysina Resplendens beetle and it is naturally gold in color. 

 

Some progress pics: