There is a flock of them stalking the lawn for earthworms. I love watching them. This reminds me of a pair of wonderful needlepoint pictures I found at a vintage fair last spring.
At first glance, I thought they'd been stitched recently because they were in such great condition, but when I turned them over I found old crumbling magazine pages from the 1950's that had been used to seal the backs of the frames. That means that they are probably about as old as I am!
These were likely made from a kit. The birds are done in a petite-point, which allows for the finer detail. Every stitch is perfectly done. (Click on the pictures to see the detail.)
Having taken up needlepoint as a hobby in the mid 1970's, I can appreciate all the work that went into making these.
And while on the subject of "work", I have here another office-chair slip-cover. The ruffle-foot did not work on this medium-weight upholstery fabric, so there was some fiddling with it as I did the gathering by hand--but it turned out pretty nice. More pictures here.