The scenery, and distance, could not have been better.
When shooting a bird in motion half the time it’s an educated guess if I have zoomed in to catch the scene right. Once you start is not the time to change your mind.
Since I was out in the open I could pan the shots and follow the Spoonbill going by.
I tend to like the environment to be a bigger piece of the image so distance here worked well for me. A clear sweeping opportunity like this is unusual. Typically by the fourth in a series there’s grass or dirt right in front of the lens.
This day Spoonbill were moving back and forth between two big marshes. Here I was moving along with them, well he got there first.