Hi all, I just came back from holiday in Spain where I was bird watching and tried to take a few photographs. I found a place where I could watch Griffon Vulture close to and tried to take some in flight photos using a combination of D1H and 80-400mm VR Nikkor. I took dozens of photos of these birds, most of which (the photos ) were rubbish. The closest I could get to a half decent shot was this NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    BTW these birds have a 8ft. wingspan , they are not small!! Later I tried storks, only 6.5 ft wingspan. They were not to difficult to photograph on the nest but I should have probably used a tripod NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/8.0    1/500s    NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/8.0    1/800s    but again flight shots were hard, I either missed them NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/8.0    1/800s    or they were heading into the blue yonder NIKON D1H    ---    340mm    f/8.0    1/750s    Anyone got any advise on how I can improve on these efforts? I experimented and ended up using single frame mode, Continuous servo autofocus and closest subject option.