What is this bird trying to catch anyway?

A little curiosity from the early 1900's that I picked up yesterday from an antique shop. I find the bird's wobbly legs, the wavy lines and the slapdash color placement to be amusing and a little ironic.  Nonetheless, a cheerful bit of rationale, yes?

I think we may make pizza tonight and perhaps bake some cookies.   A visit to the new exhibition opening tonight, The White Show, at Signs of Life is also in order. 

} Lisa's stunning new studio just glows.

Are you cooking anything this weekend?