What a great theme! So specific, but look at all the very different renditions of the bird!
The storks are an illustration by Edward Lear. I found it on a wonderful site called Resuable Art.com. It's full of old illustrations and pictures, all in the public domain. Go visit--you'll be amazed at the treasures to be found!
The background was made with a googled postcard image, a texture piece from UR_2 and a watercolor texture from Joyce's Photo Album at T4L. The rest is blending and brushes.