Did you see the TV series in 2009, ‘Last Chance to See’ with zoologist Mark Carwardine and presenter Stephen Fry? It was a wonderful series with many magical moments and quite literally the last chance to see many of the species filmed unless conservation programmes can help them from becoming extinct - such as the Northern white rhino.
For Mark Carwardine, the chance to photograph the rare Kakapo on a special conservation island was too good an opportunity to miss and if you haven’t yet seen the programme then take a look at the short 3 minute clip on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004m51b
But moving on … Mark is giving a workshop at the Wildlife & Wetlands Trust, Martin Mere on photographing wildlife. There are 2 one-day workshops on Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 May and you can take a look at the following link for more information. At £140 for the day, the session isn’t cheap but it is about average for most photography days. I have attended seminars at Martin Mere on previous occasions and they were very well organised.
Martin Mere is a good place to visit at any time of the year, both to watch birds and to try your hand at photographing them.