Wiltshire Downs Raptor Hide Workshop
Sunday 26th January
Monday 27th January
Friday 7th February
Saturday 8th February
7.30am until 3/4pm
The Wiltshire Downs
approx 20 mins drive from Swindon
Join Gary down on the stunning Wiltshire Downs this Winter to photograph two of our most stunning Raptors, Buzzards and Kites. As feeding becomes ever more difficult in the winter months, Raptors are attracted to the hide to feed, and as Winter really bites and food is at a premium, fights for food often break out giving you a great opportunity for fantastic action images, also numerous opportunities for a whole array of portrait images of these stunning birds.
Food has been put out for the birds on a daily basis for several years now, and has attracted both Buzzards and Kites, but also many corvids such as Ravens. The hide itself is set up about 15m away from where the birds are fed, a focal length of 300mm will be ideal for action shots, and a 500mm will be ideal for tighter portrait shots.
The hide itself is very comfortable, with heating and hot water for drinks provided, and you will be viewing through reflective glass, with your lenses protruding through snoot apertures in the glass. A real comfortable environment to sit back in and enjoy being so close to two of the UKs most iconic Birds of Prey.
It will be a 7.30am meeting to start the day, and we will go through until late afternoon when the light goes. Gary will be on hand all day with you in the hide, not photographing but helping each person to get the best out of the day, advising on camera settings, composition, and everything else to send you home with the best possible images.
You will only require a tripod head, as plates or screws are provided to attached them to, or you can bring your own plate or beanbag.
To book a place simply complete the booking form below.
What is included
- All tuition and instruction from Gary
- Travel to and from The Dee Estuary
- Any Insurance required for Camera Kit or Personal