There aren't many places I can bank on every time I want to relax and photograph around here. Sure, we have plenty of beaches but I don't think it is a good idea to carry your gear around in the most remote beaches in the south part of the state. However, there's a very nice park which is just 10 minutes away, where you can safely spend some time and if you're patient enough, take some wonderful bird pictures. I haven't been patient enough to produce such images but I certainly will when I am on holidays in less than two months from now.
With a 75-300 mm lens you can definitely produce some great images. Finding the right spot would be very good too. Some bird food would be handy as well, but that riquires a lot of time or a longer zoom lens.