Bird of Prey Photography Experiences
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Static Photography Experience
Only £40 per person for a 2.5 hour photography experience!
Whether you are a budding amateur or experienced professional, our photography experience allows you and your camera to get up close with some of our magnificent birds of prey in order to photograph them during the course of this morning session.
Taking place in a dedicated, private area of the Falconry Centre, you will be able to photograph a selection of birds throughout the morning, usually from a range of owls, hawks, falcons and even an eagle; the birds used will vary from session to session and we never guarantee exactly which birds will be used on a particular date. Led by one of our falconers, you will start out with hot drinks and a short introduction. Set in a rural, secluded area in a natural setting, away from the regular visitor-accessible parts of the Centre, you will find a selection of birds sitting out on natural perches, such as tree branches, mossy stones and tree stumps - we even have a "barn", as you can see from this photograph of Oscar, a male Barn Owl! The bird's equipment is also as well-hidden and unobtrusive as possible.
The birds will remain on perches during the session; we will change the birds sitting out for different species during the course of the morning, approximately every half hour, allowing you to photograph a wider variety of species during your experience. We usually photograph approximately ten different birds during the course of the session.
The birds will be on static perches rather than flying, allowing you to photograph them from different angles under natural light conditions in a rural setting. A falconer will be on hand at all times to supervise the session and answer any questions you may have.
Static & Flying Birds Photography Experience - New for 2019!
Only £60 per person for a 3 hour photography experience, including the opportunity to photograph birds of prey in free flight!
This afternoon experience will commence at 4:00pm with a selection of birds of prey and owls sitting out on natural perches in our dedicated photography area as detailed above. We will finish the static photography at around 5:45pm, and, after a short comfort break, we will then relocate to a nearby open field, where we will commence flying a selection of birds from approximately 6pm. We cannot guarantee exactly which species will be flown, but there will be at least one owl, one hawk, one falcon and one eagle. The experience will then finish at around 7pm. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone wishing to photograph birds of prey up close in a natural setting, but also to capture that perfect shot of a bird in free flight over an open rural area!
Minimum age: These photography experiences are intended for age 16 and over. Anyone under the age of 16 wishing to participate must be accompanied by a full-paying adult for the experience.
We regret that these experiences are unsuitable for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. In an effort to provide a natural, rural setting for photography, we regret that the areas where the experiences take place are not accessible for wheelchairs. If you believe this experience is unsuitable for you or the intended recipient, we suggest you instead consider our Half Day or Owl Hour Bird Handling Experiences.
Please note that places are strictly limited to a maximum of 8 Participants per session. There must be a minimum of 3 people booked in order for the session to proceed. Please see below for full details, terms and conditions.
Exclusive Group Experiences Available
Exclusive to you and your group (for up to a total of 10 people), enjoy a private photography session on a date of your choosing (subject to availability). Prices are as follows:
Weekday morning (10:00am to 12:30pm) or evening (4:30pm to 6:00pm, subject to daylight hours) = £225
Weekend (Saturdays and Sundays) morning (10:00am to 12:30pm) = £300
If you would like to book an Exclusive Photography Experience, please telephone us on 01562 700014 to discuss available dates.
To book your preferred date, please choose a date below, and then complete and submit the relevant form.