The best method is to switch to manual focus and hence is ok for stationary birds, but very difficult if the target is moving.
Also - here's my best efforts of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper - a fishpond bottom composed of rain-spattered fish turd hardly makes for an attractive background!
Hong Kong: House Sparrow, Ultramarine Flycatcher, Rufous-faced Warbler (467)
Greater China: Franklin's Gull, Buff-breasted Sandpiper (961)
Lifer: Syrian Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker
Last edited by MKinHK : Tuesday 27th December 2016 at 22:36.