The second shot for my icon-less friend minggie: "i now fully expect a smiling/frowning bird picture from you".
Most bird's beaks are already frown shaped and they cannot do much about this. So that's actually a (mostly) unaltered image of the bird. The blue jay yesterday had it's beak liquified quite a lot to make him smile, maybe that tickled him?
There's actually a real smiling bird out there as documented by the National Geographic. But I didn't have the time or resolve to travel to Columbia for minggie's assignment.
This image was also taken at the Elizabeth Morton Wildlife Refuge on the south-fork of Long Island. The bird was hopping along on the walkway while I was on my (cold) belly to get the lowest possible angle.