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2nd - 4th April 2015
£650 per participant
Group size: participants - fully booked.
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There are four grouse species found in the UK, black grouse, red grouse, ptarmigan & capercaillie: this Grouse Photography Workshop, which spans two days, has the intention of allowing for great portfolio shots to be achieved of three of the grouse species – the Red Grouse on moorland, the Ptarmigan on the heights of a Scottish mountain plus, of course, the Black Grouse; at the black grouse hides you will see the males strut around in a traditional area, known as a lekking site, the males display whilst making a highly distinctive mating call.
Our Grouse Photography Holiday includes transportation, two nights accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis, the services of a professional mountain guide to the ptarmigan, moorland guiding to view & photograph the red grouse & an early morning session at what is probably the best black grouse lekking site in Scotland.
Rather than use a black grouse site where we need to sleep in a cold hide prior to the morning spectacle, we make use of a site to which we can travel prior to dawn, we enter the hides in darkness, then await the arrival of the black grouse. When they first arrive, it will still likely be too dark to begin photography, but as the sun rises, the dominant Black Grouse male squares up to his challengers. With the females on the sidelines, watching the lek, the males perform their courtship ritual.
The itinerary varies for this Grouse Photography Holiday, due to the early start one pair of clients will undertake the ptarmigan climb on the first day, whilst the other pair will have a very early start for the black grouse, upon return to the hotel we will all rest for a few hours, we will head to the red grouse moorland site for golden light towards the end of the day. For the second day, the reverse is applicable for each pair of clients.
Please note: in the event of the primary black grouse lek site not producing the results that we hope for or being in some other way not viable, there is a reserve backup site that may be made use of. Should the second site not be viable either, NaturesLens reserve the right to cancel the holiday, we would rather take this action than our clients have an unsatisfactory experience.
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Maximum 4 clients – Spaces available
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The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Limited.