I've been playing around seeing how to get the best bird pictures... So far using a monopod, a lens with stabilization, a fast shutter speed and wide open aperteure is what is working for me, but I have much to learn. To really get good I'll have to wait for Q to write his book on bird photography!
Took this little fellows picture at 400mm. The above picture is a crop of about 1/6th of the original picture.