Welcome to the first of what will be a regular newsletter keeping you informed of wildlife photography opportunities I am offering in Norfolk and beyond.

This past winter and spring has been busy. I have taken great pleasure out of helping many of you photograph my local owls, hares and the many other subjects we have encountered on our days in the field.

I tend to concentrate my photo safaris in late winter and spring because North Norfolk's wildlife is most showy during these seasons. However I am increasingly being asked to guide in summer and autumn and although the range of subjects is a little more limited at these times, I can organise some productive photography. These sessions may range from wader roosts to stalking deer and in early winter Pink-footed Geese. Do get in touch if you would like to discuss options for a day at these times.

My woodland pool is now 18 months old and the hide is approaching its first anniversary. A visit to the hide is a regular feature of my photo safaris as it rarely fails to provide close encounters and some great photo opportunities. In recent weeks a female Sparrowhawk has become an almost daily visitor turning up between 2 - 4pm to bathe. The image below was taken recently by Catherine Bullen, you can see more of Catherine's work at www.catherinebullen.co.uk.

The hide is available for hire, more information click here

Next year will mark my 60th Shetland photo tour. If you have been you will know why I cannot resist returning annually. I will be again teaming up with Brydon Thomason and Shetland Nature for our spring otters and birds tours. To find out more and book click here

Finally, it is the Bird Fair at Rutland Water on 18th to 20th August. I will once more be sharing a stand with Chris Gomersall in the Art Marquee, so do come and see us at stands 1&2 if you are visiting.