I have waited a long time for the male finch to alight on the sunflower. The moment of the flower's bloom is past, but the effect is all the better for composition, as the bird bends forward for a taste.
Yes, cropped. I'm getting a 2x magnifier today (the shot used a 1.4x on a 300mm) which I hope will reduce noise in future shots like this, but this capture will not happen again. The old Mark III, which Canon doesn't make any longer, can be noisy, but is still a great bird camera, and my best portrait camera with Canon's 85mm. But yes, the noise really bothers me.