There are a lot of things I'm not up to speed on. This includes shooting and the way to relate to the forum - what and how to post. I have thick skin so anything is fine as far as advice goes. We just want to improve as a group, right. At the moment hear near Edmonton, Alberta is amazing birding so that's my present focus but later I'll be doing lots of other things, I hope. Reasonably healthy and retired but I don't want to get presumptuous.
I've been using one shot AF for the most part and I must confess I'm finding the exact AF point a little challenging. I told my wife today that there will be a second body with the 6D available to her and to holidays and gatherings and so forth but not for birding, if I can swing it. Because I'm not "well heeled" I'm reluctant to say things like this but I've skimped for years and this is my reward (don't we all justify).
As much as I feel I need 600mm, I would never go for that prime for reasons that have been well discussed on the forum elsewhere so I'll simply be satisfied with the X2 III. I must admit I'm pretty impressed but not unaware that it has it's limitations.
Out this morning at just after sunrise and this is what I call heaven on earth. Mist coming off the pond. A big stump for my feet and a lawnchair I've deposited at the pond with my lens on my knees. Initially lighting was low so ISOs were up. After 30 minutes the birds could care less. I need to start stopping down the lens to get better DOF, as I'v been too enamored by the "pop factor" which is not always the ideal.