This is a unique opportunity to photograph Red Squirrel, Badgers, and the possibility of Fox and Buzzard naturally in their environment. The trip is due to run in August 2017 ( Friday 11th and Saturday 12th). It is being run as a 2 day trip in the Lockerbie area and I have taken over the hides on the site for these 2 days. There may also be the opportunity to photograph as well on the Sunday morning (13th August) at a small additional cost. I have extensive knowledge of how to get the best images from your cameras and utilise the surroundings of these hides to your advantage.
This is a brilliant time for activity for both the Red Squirrels and the Badgers. The red squirrels are photographed in a unique woodland setting, good light, and they are there in large numbers. The Badgers are photographed late afternoon and early evening so this site it one of only a few where the badgers appear in daylight hours. What makes the badger site unique is that they are NOT photographed from a hide. You are literally at one with the wildlife.
Currently on the site they are developing a superb Buzzard experience, and looking into further developing a fox hide so by the time August comes along so we could have a few options to fill our days ( and our memory cards) with. There is ample opportunity to fill in time photographing Woodland Birds while there is also the option for those that may wish to go off on their own and visit the Red Kite Centre not far from Lockerbie heading over towards Dumfries.
I have detailed in the links below additional information and tips to help you get the most from your visit to photograph these stunning mammals and birds.
The cost of this trip is as follows:
£275 for the 2 full day Experience.
Accommodation: We have negotiated rates with a superb local hotel at £45 per night. The prices quoted here for the 2 day experience excludes any accommodation and meals etc. . but the hotel we usually stay at also offers great food that is well priced and it also has a well stocked bar ;-)
You are welcome to email me for further information. My aim is to ensure that you have a great time visiting these hides and this site. I will also be on hand to ensure that any help you require to set up and get the most from your visit will be given.
I appreciate that some booking on the trip will be very competent photographers but DO NOT be put off if you are a novice or new to this type of photography. I am there to help and offer advice and ensure you enjoy the experience of spending time in the company of these beautiful birds...
Being such a small group - I am only taking 4 photographers - you are almost achieving a one2one weekend ;-)
There is also an option - should you wish to consider it - of joining me, also a guest, on an Osprey Tour of 2 days in Aviemore on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th of August being organised by Scottish Photographer of the Year Gordon Rae, a very good friend pf many years.
Gordon is running a great trip as he does every year to photograph these magnificent birds diving in to catch fish at Rothiemurchus. We may also be lucky enough to witness the chicks arrive at the lochen to try their luck at fishing before they head off on their long journey to warmer climates. The cost of these two days is just £425 and includes 2 morning and two evening sessions at Rothiemurchus. Accommodation is excluded from this cost but there are many B & B establishments in Aviemore. A £100 deposit would secure your place on this Osprey trip. If you have interest in this Osprey trip please contact me direct by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org