Still a few months away but I'm contemplating a trip to Pointe Mouillee in Michigan to watch the hawk migration this fall. Never done one of these before.
First of all, if any of you have visited this site, I'd love advice on where to plant myself for optimal viewing!
My more POTN-relevant question has to do with focal length and is directed to anyone who's done a hawk watch anywhere. I'm a very experienced bird photographer, and my usual rig is a 7D with my 400L. I'm just wondering if that's a good setup for migration. Do the migrating birds tend to fly very high overhead, or, on the contrary, are they alighting on trees and wires? A mixed bag? Just curious what to expect and how to come equipped. (I'm not averse to renting some longer glass for the day if that's advisable.)