Hi all, 4 years ago I bought the canon 55-250mm lens for my EOS1000D. Due to various reasons I haven't really picked up my camera in this time so am very much a complete beginner. My interest is birds & wildlife and would love to buy a longer lens but, sadly, I can't afford. I need to learn how to make the most of the lens I have and would love some tips on how I can use this lens to take photos of the subjects I enjoy. I was messing around with it in the garden the other day taking photos of birds on my feeder. By the time I got close enough, to take what I thought would have been detailed photo, the bird had flown away. I am sure, with the right guidance, I can use this lens to still take good photos of birds etc. Thank you.