These birds were a challenge. You have to match the 45-degree angles of the back, lower back and tail, so that it appears to be one continuous line. There was some ripping,repositioning, and naughty words involved, but I'm happy with the end product.
The REAL challenge lies ahead. The instructions recommend using Steam-A-Seam II for the applique. I've never heard of it - and it sounds complicated. Might have to "wing it!" :)