Andrea asked if I could show what it was before my alteration.
I cut him out of the picture and re-adjusted his beak (sent him to the plastic surgeon) and now I will applique him back onto the piece. Of course the piece is much smaller than it was and I couldn't fix his beak as it was - AGAIN - so had a brainstorm and just trimmed him out of the section I removed from the center.
I also changed the colors of two reeds and the main color of the cat tail. Now I can at least finish it. :)