I am surrounded by farmland, and they harvest the corn at the start of migration. This means spilled seeds in the fields, and that becomes thousands of geese feeding on it. I back onto a sheltered bay, which in the fall becomes waterfowl heaven until freeze-up, when they head south. This was my view from the deck, until two weeks ago when it froze over.I actually have a Nikon, but for some reason just prefer the Canon ergonomics and colors. I'm going to sell the Nikon and buy a 200-400 lens. I think it will go nicely with my 7DMII. I tend to take more wildlife shots (bears, ungulates, etc.) than birds because of where I live. My river is more for rafting and flyfishing. Not too many water birds in this part of the country unless they're migrating through. You sound like you live in birder heaven.