Love the angular stuff with the bill going across the frame as a diagonal. No blown highlights, nice detail in the feathers, catch light in the eye...what more could you ask for?
Beautiful! The color of the feathers reminds me of mink (or what I think mink must look like, I wouldn't know). That background is gorgeous too.
What struck me about this one is the great color combination throughout the photo--subject and background blend wonderfully. The softness of the background and the details in his feathers really makes him come forward. Great job.