Oh man these are tough to choose between! I'ma give the edge to this one purely because it's not a bird anymore. I absolutely love the humor and story in the other one but this one is a complete transform into something besides a bird and that gives it the edge for my vote.
another bloody close one, other idea is a great little story, done well and nearly got my vote. But this gains my respect, and I know what it took to get this level of detail from the source to adapt it to fit skin and make something else. So really great entry here, and beautiful choice of external backdrop, perfect.