I think I have finally figured out this little guy so here is the tutorial I promised. I hope you like it. If you use any of the pictures here, please link back to me. Thanks.
1. I free-handed the basic shape of a bird. I have never claimed to be a great artist, but I think it turned out well. Then I drew in the features I wanted to include. Basically, beak definition, tail feathers, a wing, and an eye. I should not have done this with pencil though, as it didn't show up well in the picture.