This package is for 3 days guiding/tuition with 2 nights hotel B&B photographing Red Squirrels, Red Kites and thousand and thousands of Geese and other Wintering birds in the Lockerbie/Dumfries areas.
Red Squirrels are among the cutest animals we have here in the UK. Especially in Winter when they grow their tuffs they are adorable! I take you to a location where the squirrels are used to human presence and so there is no need for a hide. You can move quietly into a number of positions to get your desired images.
The Red Kites are one of the most striking birds of prey and we attend a feeding station where we can photograph them doing aerial displays and feeding. This is challenging photography as they swoop so fast.
Finally, the Solway Firth is one of the best locations to witness the spectacle of thousand of Wintering Barnacle geese as they come in from Svalbard in the North. We also photograph Whooper Swans and other Wintering birds.
Itinerary: (October 2016 - March 2017)
Meet 1pm in the town of Lockerbie, just across the Scottish border. (We can meet you at a nearby bus station or railway station if you prefer)
We take you to a local woodland and spend the afternoon photographing Red Squirrels.(1pm-5pm). During Winter we can get some beautiful backlit images with low angle lighting.
Travel to our Hotel.
After breakfast we travel to photograph the barnacle geese and Whooper Swans that have come to the Solway for the Winter. Opportunity to get wide spectacle of geese and also close up images of geese and whooper swans. (9am-12pm)
After this we travel to photograph the Red Kites. This is at a local feeding station but we will arrive somewhat earlier to get into position and cameras set for the aerial display. (1pm-4pm)
Travel to our hotel.
After breakfast we have a choice: spend the rest of the morning with the Red Squirrels again or travel to find Red Deer on the hills. (9am-1pm)
Location: Lockerbie/Dumfries area, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
Duration: 3 days guiding/tuition / 2 nights Hotel room with Breakfast
£399 per person based on single room
£375 per person based on sharing twin room.
*Price is per person & includes: Guiding, Hotel B&B , Lunch, Transportation, Fuel, Tea/Coffee throughout day.
*Not included: Travel to Dumfries & Galloway, Evening meals, Alcohol, insurance. Collection & Return to bus/railway station
Payment: 50% deposit to secure booking. Balance to be paid 2 weeks prior to departure.
*Deposit is non-refundable. If trip is cancelled due to weather an alternative day will be arranged.
What to Bring:
Camera body, Lens - 300mm - 500mm, Bean Bag, Tripod (optional), Spare Battery, Spare Memory Cards, Bag, Waterproof Clothing.