Aww, I love how they're all set up in families! How did you do their beaks? I made some, though I just love how your beaks turned out!
um k.. lets see if I can write this up to make sense.....
For the beaks I just DC into one stitch twice, then DC in the next stitch twice, chain one then return to pattern more or less, because you will be off by 2 stitches. When it came to the wings, I just made sure they would be 3 stitches(for the big ones, 2 stitches for the little ones) from the edge of the beak. And I just crocheted into the posts under the beak.
Also, I just always paid attention to where the stitch count started, and made sure I was still decreasing on the proper row, and not half way through the next.
Hopefully that makes sense.