Please note:With birds I do not cut out the beak. I always apply the beak at the very last.
I just keep cutting away bits and marking where I cut.
Then I do some basting with a contrasting thread on the lines...
And when I turn it over I have my bird on this velour fabric. There are no marks or chalk or tissue paper to deal with and the basting stitches are easy to remove as I go along. You would be amazed how easily and quickly you can transfer even very complex images this way.