Kingfisher Reed bed hide
We have a long standing successful Kingfisher hide at Worcestershire, but wanted to add something a bit different. We are pleased to present the new Reed bed hide. Situated on our site in Worcestershire, the new hide is built into a natural reed bed on a large natural pool. The site is set up for mainly Kingfishers but we also feed Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler , Reed Bunting , and Water Rail at the hide. The hide overlooks a natural pool so you can also get other species dropping in. The hide has three standards photography openings and also some openings at water level . The set up is similar to our river hide, the birds are 5-6 metres away and will sit in front of the hide in good light on a variety of perches. The background is reed bed so it’s a good place to use reeds or reed mace for props. The perch is open and the light is good and particularly in the evening as its beautifully back lit.
Hide Opening time: May-July .
Price: £125 per person
Capacity: 3 people
Bean bag required
booking at firstname.lastname@example.org
The vast majority of your time will be spent in the hide; in terms of clothing you will need some warm clothes because it can be cold at this time of year. It is also a 5 minute walk to the hide so please bring waterproof clothing too because you don’t want to get wet before the day even starts. You will need a good pair of wellington boots, these are essential for this workshop. To be able to change the perches for the Kingfishers throughout the day you have to walk into the shallow stream so walking boots are not ideal. The weather is difficult to predict at this time of the year, it could be cold especially in the early morning and then gets warmer as the day progresses, so bring hats and gloves as well. You will need to bring your own food and drinks as there is no cafeteria on the site so a thermal flask with hot tea or coffee is recommended. Please note there are no toilet facilities on the site either because of the remote location.
Conditions of booking:
1. The hide that you book into is yours for the day. You can stay in the hide for as long as you wish but you must not swap hides. Photography is only permitted from inside one of our hides. Please make sure that you enter and leave the hide quickly and quietly in order to respect and protect the wildlife.
2. The Worcestershire site is a working farm, as such there may be animals and farm equipment in the fields. The fields and river banks may be wet, muddy and slippery so please wear appropriate foot wear.
3. Smoking is not permitted in our hides. If you must smoke, please make sure that you are out of sight of wildlife and that you don't leave litter.
5. When you have left the hide, please return to your vehicle. Do not walk about the farm or the fields. The farm is private property. The farmer kindly allows us to cross his land to the hides but we have no right of access. Please ensure that you shut gates behind you.
6. Please take all litter home with you and leave everything as you found it.
7. We are not responsible for any loss or damage to you or your belongings.