Outline or Stem Stitch around his body in a bright orange thread lifts him off the background fabric. Lucky he's not afraid of heights!
Outline Stitch for part of the wing. But the rest of the wing is edged with a Blanket Stitch. Let's pretend this stitch replicates bird feathers, OK?
French Knot to build texture on the surface. A few French Knots in the Sunrise colorway decorate the front of his wing. Stay tuned tomorrow as he gets even more decoration. A bird can never have enough fancy plumage!