THE RISE and rise of bird photography has been one of the features of the last decade – new technology has made it possible for most of us to capture great bird memories, even if we’re not exactly creating works of art. In this month’s 16-page special section, we offer tips and advice on getting started photographing birds – master the basics, and you’ll be amazed how quickly you start getting great pics. Elsewhere, on page 71, Steve Wiltshire suggests looking for the rarest bird most birders are likely to see in the UK – the threatened Aquatic Warbler – while we also take a look at the ongoing success story of our cover bird, the Osprey, on page 32. They’ll be all over the country this month, as migration starts, but if you’re coming to see us at Birdfair (page 16), why not also take the opportunity to see them at Rutland Water? Wherever, you’re birdwatching, though, good luck, and remember to tell us what you see.
The behaviour of birds, such as this Cuckoo and Whinchat, can make for great photos