Here's the latest bird-themed automaton from artist Bliss Kolb. Pictures for now, but video is on the way, so stay tuned.
From the artist:
The bird has six movements and sings a simple bird song. Still to do: the branch will be covered with paper mache and filled out with leaves. The bird, branch, base, and handle will be painted.
See more sculpture by Bliss Kolb on his web site.