Found a great little spot to set up that I've probably passed a hundred times but never realized its potential. It's got almost everything: it's the top of a small steep hill so it's close and eye level to a number of good looking perches, right next to water for increased bird presence, has good separation from the background. Only downside is that the sun will never be at my back here, so it's for overcast conditions only. This was taken in mixed light and it's a touch harsh but I was excited enough to share the discovery.
Captured with the Canon EOS-1D X and Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x III on May 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM. I used One Shot AF mode and multi-segment metering. Auto WB setting.
Raw processed in DPP4. NR, sharpening, crop in PS.