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    Marbled White. Photography at a hidden Yorkshire gem.

    Best Lens: 150mm macro
    Best time of year: Jul-Aug
    Fitness level: Easy

    This is hidden gem could easily be overlooked. Nestled in Yorkshire farmland this is one the best places to photograph a range of butterflies but especially the Marbled White – a fine black and white butterfly, which is on the wing in Summer. There is always something to see at read more

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    Barnacle Geese, Caerlaverock

    Best Lens: 300mm minimum
    Best time of year: Oct - Mar
    Fitness level: Easy

    The centre is deservedly famous for its vast flocks of over-wintering water-birds, including up to 40,000 barnacle geese from Arctic Svalbard and large numbers of pink-footed geese and whooper swans. With so many geese finding them is not to difficult so long as you look in the right places. Caerlaverock read more

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    Photographing White Tailed Eagles on Mull

    Best Lens: 300mm
    Best time of year: Apr-Sept
    Fitness level: Easy

    There are few words to describe just how special it is to hear the wind whistling through the wings of a diving White-tailed Eagle. Actually to capture the moment on camera is a dream for many photographers and birders. When this stunning Eagle is encountered at close quarters the true read more

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    Photograph Whooper Swans at Martin Mere, Lancashire

    Best Lens: 300mm minimum
    Best time of year: Oct-Mar
    Fitness level: Easy

    There are lots of opportunities to photograph a wide range of species at Martin Mere, the highlight is the swans and geese which are fed throughout winter. November through March give the best chance for good numbers of birds and plentiful nature photography.

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    Photograph Red Grouse in the Scottish Highlands

    Best Lens: 300mm minimum
    Best time of year: Jan - Aug
    Fitness level: Easy

    Whilst Red Grouse are plentiful in the Scottish Highlands, finding and photographing them easily can still be a challenge. This route represents one of the most reliable and easiest places to photograph Red Grouse. Indeed this is probably the best place to photograph Red Grouse from the car with a read more

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    Where to Photograph Ptarmigan in the Cairngorms

    Best Lens: 300mm minimum
    Best time of year: Nov - Aug
    Fitness level: Difficult

    Ptarmigan are pretty high on the wish list of birders and photographers visiting the Scottish Highlands in winter. Finding Ptarmigan is one thing, knowing where to photograph Ptarmigan is another challenge. The following article represents the culmination of over 200 days spent in the mountains over the last five years; watching, read more

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    Photographing Cirl Bunting in Devon

    Best Lens: 500mm
    Best time of year: Oct - Apr
    Fitness level: Easy

    Thanks to a successful conservation project, Cirl Buntings can be seen in many places along the coastal strip between Plymouth and Exeter. Cirl buntings are present all year but winter can be a good time to view them as they move around in flocks and can be less elusive than read more

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    Photographing Crested Tits at Loch Garten, Scotland

    Best Lens: 300mm minimum
    Best time of year: Winter
    Fitness level: Easy

    Loch Garten is a large Highland freshwater loch near Boat of Garten, in the Strathspey area of the Cairngorms National Park, in Scotland. It is surrounded by the tall pine trees of the Abernethy Forest, a large area (adjacent to the loch) of which is an RSPB nature reserve. The read more