Step 4: Pattern for Shorter socks or matching stripes
Original bird was made with a shorter sock. His pattern varies as yours may have to depending on the type of sock you use. Instead of cutting the wings vertically from the sock, the wings were cut horizontally and then sewn along both long sides.
The bird used in this instructable was a men's sock making him larger.
A good reference and my inspiration came from:
Original bird also has his own facebook page! He welcomes everyone to submit their travel bird adventure photos!