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Wiltshire - Buzzards and Kites

The buzzard & red kite hide for 2019/20 is currently closed due to poor activity this season. We are monitoring the situation and hopefully the persistent mild and wet weather will lead to colder conditions expected at this time of year. To be notified first with further new dates please email Oliver to be included on future date releases. Dates are always limited and are dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

A wonderful opportunity to photograph and study two of Britain's iconic bird of prey species in a natural setting. Wild Buzzards and Red Kites come to a farmland site on the Marlborough Downs along with Ravens, Jackdaws & Magpies. You have the chance to take images of them interacting and feeding as well as creative shots of them against the surroundings. A new drinking pool/pond has been created where you can capture bathing shots too.

Hide information:
•Heated, insulated and fully waterproofed hide with toilet in adjacent room
•Three lens ports for improved shooting; keeping cold air out & warm air inside the hide
•Lens suggestions for action pictures use 300/400mm & portrait 500/600mm
•Bring tripod heads or bean bags to mount on an internal shelf
•One way glass for improved visibility for watching the action but you shoot through the ports giving better quality results
•Maximum of three people in the hide, however if you book alone (single person price) you will have sole use of the hide
•New available dates added every month so please keep checking, call Oliver on 07802 417810 or contact Oliver if you have a particular date or month in mind
•Located just 15 minutes south of the M4, junctions 15 or 16
•Meeting time 07:30
•On the day meeting and hide arrangements will be emailed to you on booking

Cost: £140 per person for an all day session

Terms & Conditions:
To book please select your preferred date on the calendar and make payment in full to secure your place. The full payment includes a £40 non-refundable deposit.

The main hide season will run from 1st November to 30th April, however some dates in May may also be opened up if there is still good bird activity.

If you do not show on the day then you will lose your entire booking fee of £140. Please note any changes to bookings must be made 48 hours prior to your booked date, otherwise you are committed to the session. This is to keep it fair for all photographers and bird watchers as spaces and dates are limited throughout the season. If you cancel prior to 48 hours of your booked session you will lose your deposit and be refunded £100.

Wildlife is unpredictable, however to give you the best chance of photographing the birds if there is a complete no show then you will be offered another date free of charge. However, no refunds will be made.

For available dates, please view the availability calendar before returning to this page and entering the date required below.
Click ‘Add to cart’ where you can then amend the number of daily spaces you require (max. 3). You may continue adding additional dates as required before completing checkout.

Wiltshire - Buzzards and Kites
Item code: WHBU01
Price: £140 payable by credit card, debit card or PayPal.  

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