I also started a Birdie Decoration today (pattern from Attic 24 http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/birdie-decoration.html ). This is another project where I'm using up some yarn out of my stash.
I'm a bit "on the fence" about the colors.
I couldn't decide on the wing color, so I tried out the yellow, the white, and the light brown. I chose yellow in the end.