I got talking to the warden at Snettisham RSPB reserve earlier this week, famed for its huge flocks of waders that congregate in and around the pools when there is a spring tide. For years the RSPB have hired out a dedicated photographic hide with a lower perspective than the public hides, from this hide many award winning and inspirational photos have been taken, well this is about to end. Next week, the last ten or so photographers will get their chance as after this the RSPB have decided to remove it because of excessive disturbance. In some respects I’m not surprised, there does seem to be an element within the wildlife photography community which appears to have very little regard for their subjects.
I spent a couple of mornings at Bradgate Park as it’s the rutting season once again, and what a contrast, the first day was wonderful with mist, great light and even vapour from the deer’s breath. The second day was not as good, it was considerably warmer, therefore no mist or vapour especially as there was also a lack of deer (in the right place). However, I was compensated by getting some Pied Wagtail shots that I’m proud of.