Okay, I'm a total newbie especially when it comes to birds. However, I've seen and been inspired by the many bird photos at this forum and I'm interested to get involved. What are the recommended places for photographing birds and other wildlife (besides places such as the zoo, Sungei Buloh, Jurong Bird Park)? I need practice. And LOTS of it.

There's some shooting I can do within the concrete jungle of my backyard, but it is not ideal. However it's teaching me a thing or two about patience...waiting for many hours for something to come into view, trying to photograph that, and then missing the shot.

Help is most appreciated. Thanks, everyone!