The bird can stand again with more muscular metal legs made from screws. I also adjusted the tail feathers to form a point, reshaping this part of the armature with foil. Magic Sculpt is very strong but can be cut, carved, and sanded as needed.
I also modified the bird feet, changing from wire to EVA foam. The bird now has little heart-shaped feet. When a bird lands on your nose, it will make your heart flutter with delight, just like love.