Good question! I took it to be something fairly innocuous, but upon reflection it might relate to events surrounding the revolution or the Federalist movement. It's highly reflective so I'll try to re-shoot the bird in better light. The head has a trailing comb that swoops back and upward...like a greaser with a D.A. posing in a '46 Ford Convertible. Goshawk, Ruffled Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Pheasant and the extinct Passenger Pigeon all seem to be dead issues (pun intended). And the tail terminates within the wing folds. We must not forget the feathered pantaloons on those chicken legs..a very Colonial pair of knickers.