Here are the photos of birds in flight from last weekend using the new lens. Remember, the new lens is only 400mm so I have to crop the photos to get them to look like birds:
Kestral carrying a dragonfly that is swooped down and plucked from the top of a phragmite
Osprey soaring right over us with Sharpie soaring higher (bottom edge of photo)
Peregrine Falcon with full crop (just ate something)
I couldn't resist photographing these swans flying in formation. You should have heard their wings whistling
Click on any image to enlarge. More soon.