Workshops

Green Woodpecker & Bird of Prey Hide

£140

Hire a hide exclusively to yourself for the chance to photograph a wide range of species. Possibilities include green woodpecker, buzzard, sparrowhawk, and other feathered delights.

The hide is in a great location near Stamford, in South Lincolnshire.

 

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Description

Situated in rural Lincolnshire this purpose built hide offers ground level shooting for a selection of the birds you would associate with open pasture. The hide is finished to a high standard with mirrored glass, comfy office chairs & hot water to make hot drinks. There is also a toilet inside the hide should nature call.

The hide has 3 aspects to shoot from offering different lighting situations throughout the day with different species achievable from each aspect. Some of the species that you may see during a session are buzzard, red kite, green woodpecker & sparrowhawk along with lots of the common garden bird and woodland birds.

The hide owner will walk you in and talk you through any particular behaviours of the visiting wildlife and then you will be left for the day until collected. He will be on hand should you require him, however it is important that you remain inside the hide until collected.

The hide is run as a strict dawn until dusk hide This means you will arrive and leave under the cover of darkness – this is done to protect the site from irreparable damage should the wildlife see you leave. Please only book if you are capable of such a wait (usually this is about 10 and a half hours).

Itinerary & Availability

This is for hiring the hide only. There is no photography tuition included.

The hide is located near Stamford in South Lincolnshire; it’s around 10 miles from the A1.

The timings of this workshop are as follows:

  • 30 mins before sunrise – Meet hide owner at the farm’s parking area.
  • 30 mins after sunset – Hide owner retrieves you from the hide and return to the parking.
  • Total time required in the hide is around 10 and a half hours.

Available sessions are as follows:

The hide is available between 1st November 2017 and 28th February 2018. Please browse available dates below and enter your chosen date above in the booking form:

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Available

Please make sure to book one of the above sessions only.

Extra Information

You should be prepared to spend all of the daylight hours in the hide. The hide is for 2 people at the most, but you will only be sharing should you be booking on with a friend.

A second person costs an extra £110 (total £250). Please contact us if you wish to book this.

Recommended Equipment:

  • Minimum focal length of 300mm
  • Zooms are great for composing different shots.
  • To get the most from this hide, 2 lenses are essential. This means that one can be poised ready for the buzzard at all times, as to try and move a lens after the buzzard has arrived is impossible.
  • Your own tripod head to fit onto a 3/8th screw on the specialist hide shelf

Accommodation:

If you require accommodation, we recommend a family run homestay a few miles from the site at £60 pp. Alternatively, you can look at AirBNB for affordable listings in the area (get a £30 discount with our link).

Accessibility:

There is no wheelchair access for this hide. There is a 200 metre walk across flat pasture, and 3 steps down into the hide. The fields may be wet so suitable footwear should be worn.

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