I think it looks more like a snowman than a bird! but when it is off the base and maybe in a nest it might look ok
I have spent quite a few hours over Easter trying to get my sculpture smooth but have not succeeded. This is a learning curve as I think the cement was not mixed properly. The next one I make I will certainly be getting the finish a lot smoother before it begins to dry. I was thinking I could use the same tools I use when trying to get icing flat on a cake!
The eye of the bird has also not been as successful as I hoped because I did not use enough colour before it was fired. Although the idea of putting white plastic tubing through the middle of the sculpture so the light would shine through has worked well.