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Trenchmonkey, with that high of a shutter speed the VR isn't doing anything to help you... VR wont make up for bad technique in a shot like that so off or on I suspect you'll have the same keeper rate as you have to have the technique down.
I turn the VR on when I'm handholding my 70-200 at anything below 1/100 or physically trying to handhold my 400mm at all.
I do admit on my 16-35 it's cool for some ridiculously slow hand held shutter speeds...
But for me, it's normally off on all my lenses unless needed.
I don't shoot birds much, but, when I do, I turn VR on. Birds often fly in and out of various lighting situations, especially when shooting them around their nesting area. Also, I tend to shoot them late in the day. Don't like the idea of turning VR on and off. Mainly because I will probably forget and miss the shot. And, i try to always keep the shutter speed at the max FL.