Workshops

Observing a natural behavior of widely lived animals

A PHOTO WORKSHOPS

A photo workshops are addressed to a novice as well as experienced photographers. If you are a beginner, I promise, I will help you! A success consists of many factors. The most important is our behavior inside hides, however everything depend on birds. Please remember, that a wildlife has its own rights! We start our adventure in a hide at least an hour and a half before sunrise and we leave it after sunset. There are three wooden hides at your disposal. Two hides named “The Eagle Feather” for four people each of them (making photos in a lying and sitting positions) and one hide named “The Eagle Eye” for four people (making photos in a lying position). The birds sit down within 10-30 meters of hides. Due to this fact, please take a minimum 300 mm lens along. For your comfort you should also take a tripod head with 3/8-inch thread (typical size), sleeping pad, torch and very warm clothes in very cold days. The lens doesn’t need to have a camouflage because it will be tied up with a sleeve. Please book the date minimum one or two weeks before via email on: contact@eaglehide.pl 

You will receive additional information on your email (also about the conditions of your staying in a hide). The accommodation and meals please organize on your own. If you have any questions, please let me know. I will answer you and resolve your doubts!

Please remember that we never know what we can meet during our staying in a hide. Everything depends on birds of prey. But obviously please take a look at our BLOG and Facebook Profile, where we present past sketches of the following photo workshops.

It will be a pleasure to “say Hello” you in our hides! See you soon!

Location

Near Włocławek city in Poland, nearby the A1 motorway, around a large lake in the Gostynin-Włocławek Sightseeing Park

NEAREST AIRPORTS

Bydgoszcz - 138 km from the hides, Łódź - 130 km from the hides, Warsaw - 205 km from the hides

RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Podgrodzie in Kowal, 12 km from the hides www.podgrodzie.com.pl

MEETING BEFORE SITTING

2 hours before sunrise in Krzewent 18, about 2 km from the hides

Distance

about 10-30 meters between hide and birds of prey

Transport

next to the hide during moderate rainfall. In the period of heavy rainfall - about 300 m from the hide

Recommended equipment

lens min. 300 mm, tripod head, gimbal, angle viewfinder, headlamp, warm clothes

Hides “The Eagle Feather”

for four people each of them; set to the northwest. The first of them for making photos in a lying position. The second of them for making photos in a sitting position

Hide “The Eagle Eye”

for four people; set to the north Making photos in a lying position

Meeting before start

about two hours before sunrise

Species - an autumn and a winter

white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla), common buzzards (Buteo buteo), ravens (Corvus corax), foxes (Vulpes vulpes), magpies (Pica pica), hooded crows (Corvus corone), Rarely: pheasants (Phasianus colchicus), hawks (Accipiter gentilis), sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus), dovehawks (Circus cyaneus), Very Rarely: golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

Species - a spring

Marsh harriers (Circus aeruginosus), common buzzards (Buteo buteo), ravens (Corvus corax), magpies (Pica pica), white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla), Rarely: red kites (Milvus milvus), black kites (Milvus migrans), pheasants (Phasianus colchicus), common cranes (Grus grus), Very rarely: greater spotted eagle (Clanga clanga)

RECOMMENDED

EQIPMENT lens min. 300..........warm clothes wstaw: , sleeping pad, slleping bag


A photo workshops on birds of prey 
Unforgettable moments captured in the frame!
Close meetings with widely lived birds of prey
Observing a natural behavior of widely lived animals
An adventure with wildlife in the center of Poland.
All photos were made in hides The Eagle Feather and The Eagle Eye
The Conditions of taking part in the photo workshops on bird of prey

Costs:  100€/one day/one person.
The entrance to a hide: escorted by the leader of the photo workshop
The exit: leaving the hide on your own is forbidden! You can walk out of the hide only accompanied by the leader. Please remember, that this rule is necessary to protect the hides from putting people in mind of hides by animals.
Please remember that you are responsible for your safety. We take no responsibility for a personal accident and for loss or damage personal equipment.
After finishing the workshop, please leave the hide clean and without any litter and rubbish. 
Although I put a lot of effort to make the birds of prey come flying nearby our hides, I'm not able to guarantee their presence on a given date. They are wild animals. We determine their presence based on previous experience.
Booking the date means that you accept all these conditions. 
Please wait for our email answer with details about the workshop.