Halfway through the film I’m making my character will be transforming into an eagle, and I’ll have to make him walk around, so I’ve been studying a bunch of gifs and videos of eagles walking. Forgetting the beak and claws, they look so fluffy and huggable. I like their slightly humpty dumpty look combined with overly stern faces. The good thing is that they walk exactly like the umbrella cockatoo on which I made a whole motion analysis blog post earlier this year.
I also have my pet eagle in Washington who can help me with practice drawings.
Some ideas of the transformation (I made these for my animatic):