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Wildlife Photography by appointment only

Photograph of Buzzard Photograph of Fieldfare Photograph of Goldfinch in Winter

There are six hides on the farm offering outstanding opportunities to watch and photograph some 30 species of farm and woodland birds that use the feeders each day.

Anglers, having paid their fishing fees may use the hides free of charge.

Non-anglers and amateur photographers wishing to use these facilities will be asked to pay a fee similar to that of a sports ticket in order to offset some of the cost of wild bird food.

COARSE POOL HIDE

All common woodland species plus Buzzard and Kingfisher.

COW LANE AND PLANTATION HIDES.

Some 33 species of common farmland birds visit the feeding station daily. Star species include Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tree Creeper and migrant winter thrushes during spells of cold weather.

ROUGH CORNER HIDE.

30 species of farm and woodland birds recorded at this hide. Star species being Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Tree Sparrow and Nuthatch. Good place to capture flight shots.

CONIFER HIDE.

25 species of common woodland birds with occasional visits from Goldcrests, Lesser Redpoll and Siskin. Good site to capture shots of Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tree Creeper and Long Tailed Tit.

BUZZARD HIDE.

36 species of farm and woodland birds daily, including wild buzzards which come to carrion put out each day. Other star visitors include Sparrowhawk, Jay, Stockdove, Game Birds and Corvids. Also an excellent hide for winter migrants in the snow.

All hides are situated with photography in mind and facing N.E. and suitable for both beginners and professionals alike.

New for winter 2014/15

New Reflection Pool now available at Cow Lane and Plantation Hides.

To view photographs taken at the pool visit the Reflection Pool Gallery

David's Photographs

David is a keen wildlife photographer, taking many of his photographs in and around the surrounding area. Click on the link below to view his photographs.

David's Photographs

What's On

Winter Feeding

Winter feeding of six hides opens 1st October and closes 31st March.

Summer Hides

April to Oct

Offering opportunities to photograph common farmland birds as they bring their fledgelings to the feeders.

Bed & Breakfast Accomodation

For customers who wish to visit us for a few days, we can highly recommend Holly Tree Farm (subject to availability), a local B&B which is a short distance away.

To book your stay, please click here