Two locations that are located near both some of our Wales glamping and Norfolk glamping destinations have been included in a national list of the 10 best places to photograph wildlife in the UK, it has been announced.
Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire and Snettisham in Norfolk feature in the list published by The Guardian Newspaper, and with good reason.
Skomer Island’s amazing array of wildlife, in particular its puffin population, along with the razorbills and guillemots, put this wonderful location firmly on the map for anyone looking to capture some encounters that are sure to be up close and personal. It’s ideal for all the family due to the wildlife being more than accustomed to the limited human presence.
Experts go on to advise that a prime location to head for, should the puffins be at the top of the list for you, is The Wick. This is the place on the island where they fly in from the sea, often with their beaks filled with sand eels. If you are keen to see the puffins then then July is the best month for sightings, experts confirm.
Also joining Skomer Island is Snettisham in Norfolk, and with RSPB Snettisham on the Norfolk coast being the home to two of the UK’s great wildlife spectacles, it’s little wonder why.
During high tides, visitors are able to view the incoming tide displace thousands of wading birds from their feeding grounds as they take up new positions onto the banks and islands in front of the RSPB hides. If you’re visiting during midwinter, then you should head on out at dusk and dawn to view the thousands of pink-footed geese fly in the iconic V-formation between the inland ground they use for feeding and their night time roost on the mud flats.
Photography experts go on to say that if you want to catch the wildlife at the optimum times you should be at the RSPB hides 30-90 minutes before high tide between August and January. Also, for sightings of the pink-footed geese flying over, the ideal time is to set up an hour or so after dawn from mid-November to late January.