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Thank you all for the feedback.
Ben, Kent, you're right, don't really have to be as radical as cloning, some dodging & burning might just do the trick.
Oldrattler, thank you for the example. I don't really think I'll add the blur to the background (it's a personal thing), but the way you handled the yellowish leaves to the left of the bird (by changing colors and exposure I guess) is fantastic and I'll try to emulate it.
Scott, the second image is pretty much all I have - after "untilting" it, I lost most of the negative space to the right of the bird...
Karen, really nice treatment to the image, thank you for the example!
Once again, thank you all for the feedback.