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Black Grouse Hide

Quoted as being one of the best sites in the UK to photograph Black Grouse lekking at dawn.
The lek itself is on the crest of a hill with a three person wooden hide positioned nearby, from there we will have opportunities to photograph the grouse displaying, fighting and preening, along with chances for close up portraits of these stunning birds.

Your walk to the hide will involve a 15/20 minute uphill walk over exposed ground.
We recommend an ideal lens combination of around 400 to 600mm in length.

Your hide session will last from approx. 4.30am - 9.00am

Available from 1st - 21st April

Price:- please contact us for prices and availability..


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Garden Bird Hide

A small hide situated in a garden with a decent variety of garden and woodland birds visiting the feeders on a regular basis.
This hide is ideal for beginners building up a portfolio of small birds and working at catching in flight confrontations between the birds.

Decent light most of the day and only priced at £25/person/day (available all year round)

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Red Squirrel Hide

The Squirrel hide is situated on the edge of a well established natural pine woodland with exceptional backgrounds and good morning/mid day light.

The hide is a 100 metre walk along an easy path from your car and is best suited for two people with kit bags etc, (but can seat three if needed).

Here you can either use beanbag or tripod, or both with one camera set up for perched shots and the other for woodland floor images in the background.

Lens length = 300mm maximum (on a full frame camera) for stumps and perches while 400 - 600mm will get you shots on the woodland floor and background trees.

NB/ There are no toilet facilities on the site.

The cost of your day is priced at only £50/per/person/day (available October - May)

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Grassland Buzzard Hide

The hide is situated in the corner of a field that the buzzards have frequented for a number of years now.
They are fed mainly on road kill or waste from a local game dealer, there is also a small selection of perches or stumps to help you obtain a variety of different shots for your portfolio.

This hide is operated under very strict rules as a lot of work has went into making this hide what it is today.
You will be taken to the hide by quad bike, the bait put out and left, as the quad bike leaves the birds can appear at any time after that, sometimes instantly sometimes a while later.
It is not impossible to have several visits in a day, sometimes two birds at a time. (but please remember they are raptors and very nervous ones at that, any noise or disturbance and you won't see them at all)

This is strictly a no smoking hide, mobile phones should be turned to silent, and all talking kept to a quiet whisper as the buzzards often sit in a tree less than 10 meters away from the hide.

You must NEVER LEAVE THE HIDE at any time throughout the day, when you are ready for home you either call or text and you will be collected by quad bike.

This is a purpose built wooden hide for 2 people maximum, there is also a portable toilet for emergencies within the hide.

The longer you are prepared to stay in this hide the better your chances are of success.

The cost of your day is priced at only £50/per/person/day (available all year round)

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The Woodland Hide

This is a very "lively" hide situated on the edge of a small clearing within a natural woodland, it is frequented by quite a variety of different species including a healthy number of Red Squirrels who run, jump, perch and play around all day, you can have visits from Jays, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches to name but a few, as well as many other woodland birds.
There is also a fair chance of a visit from one of the local buzzards as they have become quite a regular at this hide.
We feed them mainly on road kill or waste from a local game dealer, there are a few natural perches and branches where the buzzards can perch to help you obtain a variety of different shots for your portfolio.

This hide is operated under very strict rules as a lot of work has went into making this hide what it is today.
So, we will take you to the hide by quad bike, put the bait out and then leave, the wildlife can appear at any time after that, sometimes instantly sometimes a while later.
With the buzzards it is not impossible to have more than one visit in a day, sometimes two birds at a time. (but please remember they are raptors and very nervous ones at that, any noise or disturbance and you won't see them at all)

This is strictly a no smoking hide, mobile phones should be turned to silent, and all talking kept to a quiet whisper as the buzzards often sit in trees just a few metres away from the hide.

NB/ You must NEVER LEAVE THE HIDE whilst the buzzards are in the area, if the buzzards were to see you leaving the hide they will be spooked off and it is unlikely you will see them again that day.

This is a wooden built hide for 2 people maximum. It has a purpose built shelf with base plates supplied to fit tripod heads onto, or you can use beanbags if you wish.

NB/ There are no toilet facilities at this site.

The longer you are prepared to stay in this hide the better your chances are of success.

The cost of your day is priced at only £75/per/person/day (available all year round)

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