I do use the middle focusing point, it is easier to use just one point when I am trying to get a bird’s eye finely in focus.
As for the picture I posted, that is perhaps in focus, but not crisp. The glass in the L lens is or was great, I could see every detail in feathers. I will post a few good pictures so you can compare. Here is the google drive link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QBFTtLcnOccuKGuLaDtx468oQL72GT0bYRd-ZfFyc-4&authuser=0
That was my next question. Is it my camera body? I would much rather it be that than my lens, I spent a lot less on it. I got the body new in November of 2011, so it has seen a lot of use. Do you think that a better body, say the 7D mark ii would fix my focusing errors?
Thank you so much for all of your help!