My images of a selection of New Forest birds. We have so much variety of birdlife in the New Forest but it wasn’t until I invested in my Nikon 200/500 lens that I could get the shots I wanted. As far as bird photography is concerned, a decent long lens is a must. Occasionally I use a hide but more often than not my shots are opportunist and some species still allude me. It is important to remember that many birds found in the New Forest are Schedule 1 listed birds under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. It is a criminal offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb any of these species at, on or near an ‘active’ nest. In the New Forest it is also very important to avoid disturbance to ground nesting birds during the spring and summer.
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