Make bodies from 1/8" thick material Make tails and wings from 1/32" thick material.
Suspend your completed birds from a hoop, branch, etc. Carefully determine the balancing point; drill a small hole and thread fish line through it.
Cardinal and Blue Jay
Dove and Swallow
Humming Bird and Robin
Note that variations include using real feathers as well as the scroll-cut wooden ones.
Saw the eagle from a separate piece of material, and overlay it on a circular backer board of contrasting color.
Patina-finished plywood on a solid copper backer
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