i have been working in the local schools making birds . in one school the children have not been working with sea birds and the birds of Handa but local birds in the area. each child has chosen a bird to represent themselves depending on their characteristics. the girl who is making this red grouse plays computer games all the time so she decided to be a 'game' bird. they have been making the birds from felt and then stitching and following some of the techniques i have used to make beaks and feet.