Kestrel Flight Day
In May we will be running some special days with our wild Kestrels and photographing them in flight . We will changing the field set up to enable us to make use of our bigger window and get flight shots of the Kestrels approaching the hide . We will make the set up as easy to use as possible but you will need to have experience of flight photography as the action will be very rapid . You will get the opportunity to get static shots on the day but mostly we will be concentrating on flight . This is a full day with a guide .
Location ; Worcestershire
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Date ; May 17th, 18th, 19th 2017 .
Price ; £199 pp
Group size 3
Camera gear ; please bring a 300mm lens , and tripod for the day .
Our Kestrel hide is located in Worcestershire near the town of Droitwich. It is very close to the Junction 5 on the M5 motorway, once you’ve taken the signs for Bromsgrove, go under the motorway and you need to take your first turning on your left and you will see a McDonalds the postcode is WR9 7PA. On the morning Darren (mobile no: 07850878370) will meet you in the car park at McDonalds at 8 am. It is then a short drive to the farm where the Kestrels are located. The kestrels are very site faithful and will return but it takes them longer to come back if they’re disturbed so it is in your best interest to stay in the hide as much as you can
.What to Bring:
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 strong walking boots or wellington boots. 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.
In terms of camera kit you'll need a tripod and 300 mm lens or equivalent depending on your camera , plenty of flash cards and batteries. There is no electricity in the hide so please make sure that you have spare batteries that are fully charged because on a good day you can take lots of great images.
This is a great workshop which will give you an amazing chance to photograph this beautiful raptor .
Terms and conditions of booking ;
1. 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 and muddy and slippery please wear appropriate foot wear .
2. The hide booking is for a full day , you can leave at your own convenience .
3. The hides are non Smoking .
4. Please stay in the hides .
5. Please close all gates .
6. We are not responsible for loss or damage to you or your belongings .