Birds of prey are iconic and beautiful animals, making them wonderful subjects for photography. In this full-day experience you can get a truly unparalleled chance to get closer to our birds in stunning settings to capture those elusive perfect shots.
This experience gives you the opportunity to photograph on location in the Trust’s grounds, giving you a natural setting for your shots. Between the woodland, wildflower meadow and the Trust’s Savannah Arena you will have the opportunity to photograph bird of prey species from around the world in incredible portrait images as well as in free-flight. Through the use of natural features, you can create your own ‘wildlife’ themed images. You will be accompanied by two members of our team who will set up shots featuring a variety of species that may include owls, vultures, falcons and eagles. They will explain more about the bird species you meet during your day, and their habitats and lifestyles in the wild, allowing you to really understand your subject.
With this being a full-day experience, our team will have more opportunity to introduce you to more of our wonderful birds of prey. This will include some of our largest and most majestic birds, which may include a Bald Eagle, an African White-backed Vulture or a Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle. Throughout the day, we will work with the light and weather conditions to ensure you have a great variety of ‘natural’ images. Our team will work at the pace of the group so there’ll be plenty of time and opportunity to ensure you come home with a fantastic portfolio.
During the afternoon, your group will take a break to watch one of our daily spectacular flying demonstrations, where our birds can display their amazing aerial skills! This is a great opportunity to capture photographs of free-flying birds and also groups of birds in action.
If you already have a voucher for this experience and would like to book, please click on the orange button below and insert your voucher number when prompted at checkout.
These intimate experience sessions are limited to small groups of up to eight guests, with two members of our team on hand to set up shots and give you an insight to the characters of our birds throughout your day.
Please head to Reception in the Hawk Conservancy Trust shop at the start of your session, where you will be directed to meet your host. After a brief introduction to your fellow guests and a run through of the itinerary, your experience activities will commence.
Lunch and afternoon drinks and cake are included in your day.
Guests must be aged 14 or over. Those aged 14 or 15 must be accompanied by a full-paying adult. For younger age groups, we offer Young Falconer and Children’s Owl Experiences.
If you already have a voucher for this experience and would like to book, please click on the orange “Select a date and buy/book this experience” button above and insert your voucher number when prompted at checkout.
This experience must be pre-booked. Due to the popularity of this experience, early booking is required. Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase; an expiry date is shown inside your gift card. Please note your experience must be booked and fulfilled before the expiry date shown. Once the voucher has expired, the experience and any related monies are forfeited.
If you would prefer to book this over the phone, please call us on 01264 773850 (between 10am and 4pm) and have your voucher number(s) to hand.
Guests are not able to accompany you on the experience, they are welcome to visit the Trust during the day (normal admission fees apply).
We have a natural countryside setting: sensible footwear and appropriate clothing for outdoors are recommended. Please avoid wearing brightly coloured clothing. Most walkways are laid paths; however you may find some natural unevenness within our grounds. Please bring a mask or face covering.
You will need your fully charged camera and an empty memory card. All other necessary training and equipment are supplied.
If severe weather threatens, the Trust may cancel and rearrange your experience by 2pm the day before it is due to take place. Please contact the office on 01264 773850 after 2pm the day before your experience to confirm that the weather conditions are suitable for your experience to take place.
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