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Set in a quiet tranquil corner of Galloway this hide offers day and night photography.
By day the main targets are Red Squirrel, Buzzard and a host of woodland birds. In the Winter months Sparrowhawk are also most days.
This hide is designed for reflection pool images and standard images in daylight hours. We also have the squabbling Goldfinch set up here which produces some stunning photographs.
At this hide a photogenic culvert is also in place that allows you get something a little different.
In the evening it’s time for the nocturnal species to visit the reflection pool. The stars of the show have to be the Badgers and Tawny Owls however it’s not unusual to receive visits from Mink and Otter in colder months.
LED lights are used here, however it is fine to use your own flash setups if you have this
There is to be no messing about with the set-up in anyway.
Disturbance must be kept to a minimum.
Do not wander in and out of the hide
No gaps in the netting making yourself visible in any way from outside.
No sudden lens movements
Noise to be kept to a minimum
Please take all your mess home
When the Badgers visits please wait until they starts feeding before any shots are fired. If they react to the first shot being fired pause for around 15 seconds before you fire again and continue to be cautious until they ignore the shutter noise.
The site is covered by CCTV with audio.
Anyone found to be flouting the rules will not be welcome back to any hides run by Scottish Photography Hides.
Opposite St Mary’s Church, Kirkcudbright, DG64DS
Daytime Sessions: 07:15am
Evening Sessions: 90 minutes before sunset
It can get a bit chilly at this site in Winter so warm clothing is advisable. Despite being dry ground to be on the safe side wellington boots are advised as it can get muddy when long periods of rain have occurred. The walk to the hide is only about 30 yards, but it is down a banking that can get slippy in wet periods so good footwear is advised. Due to the location of this spot, there are no toilets on site.
PLEASE NOTE: You will be expected to be in the hide for atleast 4 hours from the point the hide manager leaves to maximise your chances however there is no obligation on the time you spend in the hide and its entirely up to you how long you give it. Just dont complain if you have a no show if you do go early.
Available: All Year
Max Participants: 3 Persons
Lenses: 300-500mm for the day session and 70-200mm for the evening sessions.
Plates are in the this hide so a gimble heads can be used. There is also a sturdy shelf that is adequate for beanbags
Meeting Point & Time
Meeting is 7:15am (Daytime Sessions) and 90 minutes before sunset (Evening Sessions) Opposite St Mary’s Church, Kirkcudbright, DG64DS
It is important that clients are there sharp as the hide manager only has a 30 minute window and if you are late you may loose your day. It would also be appreciated if you could be suited and booted and have all required kit ready prior to the meeting. Thanks in advance.
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.
It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however.
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.