Glad you are enjoying the DOII. Sorry about the snow, but you need to get your parka and gloves on and get some birds in the snow. RE the lens, that's my new Sony 400mm GM 2.8 with a 1.4 on it (560mm) at f/4. It took me 4 months to get, but I am enjoying it so far. A bit heavier than the DOII, but considering its a 2.8, I can shoot a stop faster than the DOII. Your trip should be coming up soon. Bet you are drooling. Did you see my eagles?
No Frank, I did not see your eagles. Please direct me so I may do so. You would win that bet, but time will fly now that I can get outside.