Canon ef 70-300 IS L for bird photography?

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Canon ef 70-300 IS L for bird photography?

I know that 300mm isn't an ideal amount of reach for bird photography, however, having only just dipped my toes into bird photography I'm not keen on spending a crazy amount this early. I have been shooting with a EF 70-200 f2.8 IS II which is a great lens however requires too much cropping for birds At this stage I'm using a Canon eos rp so the 70-200 is quite front heavy. I have the opportunity to pick up a second hand EF 70-300 IS L for less than half the original cost and only two years old which is considerably shorter and lighter than the 70-200 and offers an extra 100mm . Ideally I'd prefer the 100-400mm but that's a lot heavier and more expensive. I've also never bought second hand so that makes me a little nervous. Is it worth spending money for the 70-300 or save up and eventually get the rf 100-500mm or the Tamron 100-400mm?

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