His leg poses were reading too human-like so now he lands hands first; more of a tigery fashion.
Changed the other poses accordingly to accommodate the arc he creates in the air. Added a breakdown before and after the land. Kind of does a gallop to settle.
Added anticipation before the jump.
More neutral starting position for more reaction in the spine when he spots the bird (still pondering about this).
Still lots to clean up. But I've already learned so much about workflow and the importance of showing your work at it's blueprint stages. I showed a friend of mine 9 poses and I had to go back and drastically change 6/9 which totally changed my entire shot. So on that front... woohoo!