Photographing Kingfishers

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Course Content

Morning Session

Meet at the studio and discuss equipment, essential camera setting etc.

Drive to the site, rig dome hides, bait the feeding stations(s), and get settled.

Two hours in the hides.

Lunch Break

Leave the Hides for a leg stretch consume packed lunches.

Afternoon Session

Two hours in the hides. Pack up the equipment.  Return to studio, download images and print a suitable image (up to A3 in size). Course debrief.

What to bring


Suitable clothing to match weather forecast, dull in colour if possible.  Food and drink which can be consumed quietly within the hide. A hot flask and a packed lunch, perhaps a pasty etc.

There are no toilets but this site is in a secluded wood!


£220 per Day.  Should you wish to bring a colleague the fee reduces to £160 each.

The two hides are placed next to each other within whispering range.

A Nikon 600mm F4, Nikon 200-400mm F4 lenses and 1.4 & 1.7 AF-S tele-converters are available.

While Kingfishers are regular visitors, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.

If the day is a ‘No Show’, only £50 is payable.  The remaining money will be refunded.