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Kingfisher Photography
Hides in Sussex

About this session

These tried and tested hides are hugely popular, which is not surprising for such an iconic, beautiful, and dynamic bird prized by wildlife photographers.

Your distance from camera to Kingfisher perch is approximately 2-4 m, although this is adjustable. On occasion kingfishers have landed within a metre of the hide and on one occasion a bird was in front of the hide utilizing various perches for an unbroken 88 minutes, in fact the only thing that broke his visit was another kingfisher!

Generally, these hides are for perching kingfisher shots with a clean even-toned background. The active ‘whacking’ fish shot is also very common.

Kingfishers are very reactive to weather conditions, and other variables. Being a low-population density species, they can on occasion disappear.  Consequently, Kingfisher hide sessions are often subject to reschedule.

Detail

Hide situated in West Sussex Knepp Rewilding project

Maximum number of attendees: 2 people per hide

Price is per person

Session will last all day

Due to the nature of where kingfishers are, sometimes, due to flooding, pop-up hides may be used to ensure optimal camera to subject distances

Kit list

Warm clothes

Camera

Minimum focal length lens ideally  400-500mm but 300mm could be sufficient on a crop-frame sensor

Tripod (essential)

Patience

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What
People Say

Many thanks David, for all your help and advice when I visited your Kingfisher hide. You have enabled me to capture many great photographs of Kingfishers which far exceeded all my expectations. I had a great day and I have no hesitation in recommending your hides.

Andrew Saunders

FAQs

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. 

About your tutor

David Plummer

David Plummer is a wildlife expert, photographer and conservationist. His images are featured in leading wildlife publications, he advises internationally on eco-tourism and is a proactive conservationist within the UK. David combines his twin passions to deliver unique wildlife and photographic experiences in the UK and overseas.