I'd read about it, but that couldn't prepare me for how awesome Skomer was. Birding heaven - breeding seabirds literally everywhere and the puffins completely unbothered by your presence, inches away.
I've been a birder for years, but only really just got into photography. Andy's tuition finally got me off intelligent Auto! I obviously need to work on my in flight photos but I'm amazed I even captured what I did.