Exmoor Photography Course Blog May 2016
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Well, what a great month on Exmoor May has been this year. We have had some great weather and shared some amazing moments on the course with lots of new and some returning customers. We have seen and customers have photographed some amazing wildlife at RSPB Ham Wall nature reserve including, Hobbies, Marsh Harriers, Bittern, Whitethroat, Cettis Warbler, and Willow Warbler and even an Otter mum and her cub! The Glossy Ibis has also showed well for us on several occasions.
With everything springing to life, the patchwork of new growth has made for some lovely landscapes on the Landscapes Courses. The low water level at Watersmeet has given us the opportunity to capture some unusual views of this stunning location.
New-born Exmoor Pony Foals are appearing all over Exmoor now and always offer a lovely photo opportunity.
Perhaps the highlight of the month for me has been the start of our Cuckoo and Moorland bird special photography courses. The first few days proved hard work given that they were a little late in arriving this year. However, both the males and females are here in good numbers now. We can put you in the right place for Cuckoos but obviously can’t control their appearances! However, our perseverance has paid off and during the second week, customers have achieved some of the best Cuckoo images we have ever seen!
We have also found a very active Great Spot Woodpecker nest this year, which have been fun and interesting to photograph.
May this year has been one of the best we have had since the courses started (this is the sixth season). All our customers have worked hard during their courses with us and been terrific company, we have been able to show them our fantastic wildlife and landscape that Exmoor, and Somerset has to offer.
Finally, don’t forget if you are thinking of booking the ever popular Red Deer Rut Specials in October this year, please don’t leave it to late as we only have 5 completely clear days available as of today.
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As always to book your courses with us here ate Exmoor Photography, please contact Alison who will answer any questions and help with your booking. You can also book and pay by visiting the website here.
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