I don't do much bird photography, but each year I rent a Canon 600mm f/4L to spot Sparrows atop tulips in the Skagit Valley. I've found that morning is the best time to do this. This year, just one open tulip field was available in late April.
I got to the field at 5 am and wandered out the long edge with the sun in the background. Eventually, the birds appeared, bursting out into song at random intervals. I adapted the Canon 600mm f/4L onto my GFX100s and set it for a 5-shot burst. I do this kind of shooting handheld, crouched down with the lens in my left hand resting on my knee. The OIS definitely helps.
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