As part of a project that Nature Photographers is working on with the British Trust for Ornithology, we visited Belarus earlier in the spring. The aim was to obtain images of birds that are hard to get to grips with in western Europe. Target species included Aquatic and River warblers, Terek Sandpiper and Great Snipe; with help from the BTO and APB (the Belarus Birdlife International partner) we succeeded in photographing all these species. Generally speaking, Belarus is overlooked as a destination for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. But it has much to commend it. The wetlands are particularly rich in wildlife and we came across extraordinary densities of breeding warblers (Marsh Warbler was particularly common) and waders too. In addition, flava wagtails were abundant, Corncrakes were common and Azure Tit was passerine icing on the cake.