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Buzzard Hide

The common buzzards was long extinct in the south-east due to persecution, so it exciting to even see them let alone photograph these glorious raptors in wild conditions.

A pragmatic attitude may be needed as you may have a prolonged wait; these are wild raptors, not falconer’s birds, and as such it is a high-discipline hide.  They are incredibly reliable, they just choose their own time to dine!

This is a new set-up and dates are initially for January only at the special introductory rate of £125 per person.  Pop-up hides may be used, especially in light of shifting covid regulations

This is a high discipline hide set up on wild buzzards

A prolonged wait may be required.

Hide situated in West Sussex at the Knepp Rewilding project

Maximum number of attendees: 2 people per hide

Price is per person

Session will last all day

 

A long lens (400mm or more on full frame)

Tripod (essential)

Warm Clothing

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People Say

"Whether at home in the UK or on assignment abroad, I often rely on the support of extremely knowledgeable naturalists in order to get close to my subject. David is such a person and more: a true outdoors-man of the old-school ethos, his exceptional knowledge of nature has been accrued the way it should be - from years of experience and via untold hours spent in the field. There are no shortcuts to this high level of expertise and David is the real deal. What's more, he's a truly inspirational guy and a delight to work alongside." James Aldred, wildlife camera op and author.

James Aldred
Wildlife camera op and author.

Do I need to be an advanced photographer?

Some courses are specifically for beginners and other are more specialised for those with intermediate skills.

1 to 1 courses can be bespoke to cater for specific needs.

Most hides, do not require advanced skills, but this may depend on the shots you want.

Please note, hiring  a hide set-up does not include supervision.

What are the terms and conditions?

It is assumed that you have read and agree with these terms and conditions at time of booking. And that you understand that by booking a wildlife hide, you are fully aware that there are no guarantees with wildlife. Read our T&Cs in full.

What guarantees are there for photographing a particular species?

All possible measures are taken to maximise a photographer’s chances of photographing a particular species and David’s track record of achieving this is very high.

Occasionally with this sort of hide setup, for no predictable reason, the birds just stop coming in. David will never place anyone to the hide when he thinks they have little chance of getting a target species. Therefore, in the event of the hide ceasing to work, your session will be rearranged to a mutually agreeable date. Hopefully this will not be for long. Please note, refunds will not be given under this circumstance, as it could just be a temporary change in the birds behaviour, which may soon resume. 

You may be informed of this the evening before your event, based on the previous day’s shoot. 

What happens if I don’t see anything at the hide?

It is assumed, that by booking a wildlife hide, the customer is fully aware that there are no guarantees with wildlife. Occasionally with this sort of hide setup, for no predictable reason, the birds just stop coming in. This could be because in the case of kingfishers for example, the female bird is incubating and all of a sudden stops coming to her favourite perch. However, as soon as the eggs hatch you can normally rely on her coming many, many times.

David will never bring anyone to a hide, if it is thought they have little chance of getting a target species, therefore, in the event of the hide ceasing to work, your session will be rearranged to a mutually agreeable date. Hopefully this will not be for long. Please note, refunds will not be given under this circumstance as it could just be a temporary change in the bird’s behaviour which may soon resume.