We got some panning practice in near the Cape May Ferry. There were lots of gulls swarming around the ferry and a bald eagle looked things over. The winds were fierce and it was difficult to hold the camera steady in the wind gusts but the birds hung over our heads stalled in the wind so we got a few extra chances. And, ideally, the wind and sun were at our backs. I have to say, the the Nikon D500 coupled with the lightweight Nikkor 300mm f/4 PF VR lens is a winning combination for photographing birds in flight.