Today's Tip: For birds in flight, set your camera to a continuous auto focus mode if so equipped. On Canon it's called AI Servo and I believe Nikon calls it Dynamic Area AF. These modes allow your auto focus system to keep up with the changes in distance from camera to subject.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday Today's Tip: Since mid-day light is often harsh, that's a good time to scout future photography locations. Overcast days, with their even lighting, allow for shooting all day long.