I don’t often fiddle, preferring to restart projects. This time I couldn’t face the time and work involved in restarting, not to mention the waste of materials. So, out came the scalpel and I went in.
First the beak was sliced out, then the eyes and finally a major hack (no precision incisions in this surgery) into the back of the skull. Having decided that the distance between the eyes was too narrow, the skull needed filling out. Then a new beak was made and reattached in place of the old one. Overall I think things are looking better.