In wildlife photography many people starting feel daunted, thinking they have to travel to far off local's to get great shots. Well, as i am a fisherman as well, many times, you most likely seen this at local boat launch sights. The person puts in there boat and takes off for the other side of the lake before starting fishing. When in fact, had they started right where they put in, they would most times find fish! So here's the thing, you have a great local available to you that you already know about and can entice new visitors too. Its your own backyard. You can put feeders in l;locations you want near perching areas to catch birds as they fly to and from your feeders, certain bird feed will influence types of birds you'll attract as well.
Where else, glad you asked! my second choices would be local parks and Zoo's. You'll always find different things to photograph depending on the time of year. Hour of the day etc. Plus you'll learn more about animal behavior, always a plus! Don't be afraid as well to revisit locations different times of the day, as you might get that perfect capture!
Then to go further state parks, wildlife refuges, etc. I feel so lucky that within an hour or two of where I live I can visit at least 20 places that I can think of off the top of my head, I'm sure there's many more. So grab your camera bag, or look out your rear window and capture your special shots!
Till next time, Happy Clicking!
I'm a photographer who loves animal photography. Trying to capture that perfect moment is a passion of mine.