Watch the birdies
Do you rely on up-to-date intelligence on bird movements when it comes to chasing wildfowl on the foreshore or purely go off previous experience? I try to keep an eye on what’s about but find wildfowl unpredictable.
Tom says: I know what you mean. You will find patterns and soon work out where is best to go at a certain time of year, with a particular weather forecast and tide. This comes with experience and knowledge of the ground. I have been out a lot on my local marshes and learn something new every time I go out. The trick is to adapt to the situation and be willing to try something new. I am still finding new and exciting spots to shoot despite being a full member for years. I will go off bird movements and use a blend of previous knowledge as well as what I see when out and about through spotting.