After the previous days attempts at wildlife I gave myself an easier task today. If your after starting out then the biggest tip I can give you is to get the wildlife to come to you. The cottage in which we are staying for a few days in the South West has a lovely garden and lots of bird feeders scattered around. I filled up one of the feeders then sat myself down in a comfy chair with the camera setup on a tripod in front of me.
It was not long before the birds started to ignore me and came to feed on the freshly filled bird feeder. If you have a mirror-less camera or an SLR with a zoom lens that can reach to the equivalent of 300mm on a 35mm camera then on a bright and sunday you can get shots like these.