Another piece of information about osage orange - wood chips or sawdust from branches makes a gorgeous dye, from yellow to orange, depending on the fiber being dyed and the mordant used to allow the dye to take to the fiber. Why do some plants provide color from their various parts? Why is there only color from the wood and not the fruit or leaves?
Capturing the essence of the feathers was a challenge. I saw distinct sections of different feather types in the photo but had trouble making those areas distinct in the drawing. I might not have noticed the brown stripey bits in the chest. The yellow/black combinations of the wing feathers are more striking but the caramel colors in the stripes are lovely. Making those tones distinct from the black was a challenge. When nature journaling, looking for those secondary areas would be important.