Thanks for the comments, eh?
Shutter speed was 1/160. At 200mm definitely on the slow side for "The Speedster"...
FYI - The exif data is intact, I like using Kuso Exif Viewer
If you follow the branch you can see where the back of the DOF is and the beak/face is also on the edge. I'd still have to go with motion blur for that softness.
On the second image I did play a bit in Elements with the sharpening, burn and clone tools.
So the disappearing wire didn't rate a comment ?