I love the strong lines, angles and symbol of freedom. If I use a bird image I identify with sparrows and robins, or geese, NOT swallows. I feel like the swallow image is a bit too popular for me to like it on me. But I have to say I can see the appeal of
The Ornate Hawk-Eagle is a bird of prey from the tropical Americas. Like all eagles, it is in the family Accipitridae. This species is notable for its vivid colours, which differ markedly between adult and immature birds (photo from San Diego Zoo Global)
a survivor! Love the deadwood trunk! Dainty leaves & excellent pruning has given the tree realistic movement. I know we have Misho set, but I can't help finding more excellent and interesting examples.