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Red-footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Weekend

June 29, 2018 - July 3, 2018

- £1399
A perched red footed falcon typical of the type of image that may be captured during the NaturesLens Red footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Holiday

Red-footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Holiday Weekend Details

One of the female red footed falcons perched typical of the type of image that may be captured during the NaturesLens Red footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Holiday

Join NaturesLens on the new Red-footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Weekend, an exciting photography excursion suited to wildlife enthusiasts, photographing the Red Footed Falcon & the other diverse bird species that inhabit Kiskunság National Park in Hungary. With a wide selection of hides designed & built to provide optimal opportunities throughout the area at our disposal, we will provide you with some of the best bird photography opportunities possible, capturing them in flight, within their habitats & interacting with one another.

This fantastic extended weekend of wildlife photography is jam packed with opportunities & is an experience you won’t want to miss!

One of the red footed falcons perched high above the ground typical of the type of image that may be captured during the NaturesLens Red footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Holiday

The Tisza River, being the second largest river in Hungary is the green ‘heart’ of the region where 3 large geographical zones meet from the West the Danube-Tisza Interfluve area dominated by sand; from the South soda areas still home to some very important natural bird habitats; & the Tisza-Valley itself bordering the area from East &, as still an unregulated floodplain reaching an area of 4,5 km2, a wetland of huge importance & part of the Kiskunság National Park.

This diversity of habitat is undoubtedly the reason for its outstandingly rich flora & fauna (both Vertebrates & Invertebrates), as well as creating a scenic & picturesque landscape.

The kestrels are frequent visitors to the hide sites typical of the type of image that may be captured during the NaturesLens Red footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Holiday

A hoopoe returns to the nest with a freshly caught grub typical of the type of image that may be captured during the NaturesLens Red footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Holiday

The hides are designed & built to provide optimal opportunities in terms of light, background, & distance for a wide range of iconic species including our target species, the Red-footed Falcon. Other birdlife we may expect to see include Kestrel, White-tailed Eagle, European Roller, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Lesser Grey Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Middle-spotted Woodpecker, Hawfinch, Spoonbill, Black-necked Grebe, Little Grebe, Garganey, Ferruginous duck, Kingfisher, & more.

NaturesLens provides several packed days of hide sessions, where you will have the opportunity to use different hides in the morning & afternoon to photograph different species. This tour is the perfect introduction to the Steppe Birds of Hungary photography holiday for those who can’t manage the longer 7 day photography trip or can only get away for a long weekend.
The freedom we provide with the times of day for photography is important, as many of these bird species are very wary & cautious around humans, & it may therefore be necessary to arrive under the cover of darkness. It will also be advisable to approach slowly, & keep noise at a minimum whilst in the hides so as not to startle the birds, as well as to optimise your chances of photographing the birds whilst they are unaware of your presence.
The weather can vary between different times of day in this region at this time of year, so we advise that you bring layers & prepare for somewhat unpredictable weather conditions. Join NaturesLens for a wildlife photography experience you will never forget.

A grebe floats serenely on the waters in front of the lake hide typical of the type of image that may be captured during the NaturesLens Red footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Holiday Photographable Species: bee-eater, common kestrel, hoopoe, kestrel, red-footed falcon

Red-footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Weekend Availability

SPACES AVAILABLE – YOU CAN HOLD A PLACE WITH A DEPOSIT OF £280 – THE BALANCE IS DUE 90 DAYS BEFORE THE HOLIDAY COMMENCES

Recommended Equipment

Clothing

We recommend that you dress up warmly for the early mornings – it can get quite cold sitting in the hide in the early hours. Wearing layers is advisable so that they may be shed at a later stage where necessary.

  •  Warm fleece for early mornings and once the sun has set.
  •  Clothing for hide work should be camouflage or neutral browns & greens.
  •  Water bottle or flask for tea & coffee.

Camera Equipment

  • Digital camera body.
  • Macro Lenses.
  • Lenses in the range 70mm – 200mm.
  • Lenses with f2.8 will give the best light capture & speed of focussing.
  •  Tripod.
  • Spare memory cards.
  • Spare battery.
  • Battery charger.
  • Lens cleaning cloth.
  • Laptop or another type of storage device – we will be shooting lots of images.

Additional Notes

The residential workshop itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.

NaturesLens residential workshops require a minimum number of participants, if sufficient residential workshop places are not sold the residential workshop may not be run, this residential workshop has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).

Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.

Red-footed Falcons & Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Weekend BOOKING FORM

All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.

Details

Start:
June 29, 2018
End:
July 3, 2018
Cost:
£1399

Organizer

Natures Lens
Email:
info@natureslens.co.uk
Website:
http://natureslens.co.uk/