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Wiltshire - Buzzards and Kites

The buzzard & red kite hide is fully booked during the short window from 29th March until 16th April 2021 but occasional dates become available. Please check the availability calendar below. If you would like to be notified first with new dates once we reopen in the autumn then please email Oliver to be included on future date releases. Or simply keep an eye on the calendar. 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, Carrion Crows & 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
•WiFi available in 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
•Currently a maximum of two people in the hide (but please ensure you follow COVID social distancing rules), however if you book alone (single person price) you will have sole use of the hide
•Toilet and hand sanitiser available at the hide
•Call Oliver on 07802 417810 or email 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 roughly 75 minutes before sunrise
•Hide arrangements will be emailed to you on booking

Cost: £140 per person for an all day session

Booking your hide session:
To book, please view the availability calendar below and decide on a suitable date. Then email Oliver to book your session. Due to changes in payment we are not asking for PayPal payments upfront. Once confirmed with Oliver, your date will be booked and you pay the farmer when you visit the hide.

This year's hide season will run from 1st October 2020 to 16th April 2021. We will then reopen in October 2021.

Availability calendar