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Little owl hide hire
& photography

About this session

Luckily this beautiful small owl species is very happy perching in good light and close to a hide. Although the hide is situated in a working farm environment it has meant the owls are less shy of disturbance and all evening sessions in 2020 (except 1!)  resulted in a 100% success rate throughout the season. Despite this success, good hide discipline is required. And this discipline can certainly be rewarded, with owls in front of hides for hours at a time.

Little owls are more active diurnally between April and August, but sometimes reaching a peak May / June / July.


Hide located West Sussex, Knepp Rewilding project

Maximum 2 people per hide

Session start times vary based on the owls’ activity and the weather

Pop-up hides may be used on occasion, to ensure optimal camera to subject distances

Little Owl Hide is available from April – July

Kit list

Warm clothes


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

Tripod (essential)


Dates by Mutual Arrangement
£175 per person
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People Say

I spent a wonderful afternoon with David photographing Little Owls. An experience I would highly recommend. A very professional set up with great photos available if you take David’s advice and practice good hide etiquette. I am over the moon with my photos.

David Harris


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.

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.

How can I pay?

Payment can be made online using PayPal. BACS transfers are available on request – please email to request details.

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.

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