|Greetings from the Critique Club!
Glad to see that I gave you a 6 for this. Taken at sunrise...now that's dedication! And you got that wicked gorgeous golden light to shoot in. Like you I'm a big fan of using relatively little pp, and am glad you used only global adjustments.
Having said that, I do wish that right third had been cropped out...those weeds, and that long straight piece of grass, are in sharp focus and are competing with the bird for the focal point here, as they are so dark and dominant and the bird is leavin in a hurry. That's the hard part when shooting little birds, they are so skittish and fast.
Still, a very nice pic and glad it finished well, so be proud of it :-)