I have been doing some more work but not sharing it here… so… here goes…
I like the bird more than the Monkey but still have only made these as gifts, so far… and on the plus side, it is much easier and faster to make.
I chose to add wire so that it was possible to alter the legs and the position of the head if one wanted.
Bending the wire and tugging it inside the head similar to the legs.
The recipe I used is in danish: http://masjasblog.dk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/haeklet-kay-bojesen-sangfugl-.pdf