Reflection Pool

Wild Eye Safaris are pleased to be working in conjunction with Andy Howeys Bird of Centre in Northumberland to offer use of their fantastic bird hide and reflection pool.

From this purpose built hide you can work on 2 sides making use of two excellent back drops to give you fantastic shots of a wide variety of British birds.

The front of the hide allows you to shoot out over the reflection pool. The pool allows you to capture amazing shots of garden birds coming in to feed or drink. Thanks to its construction you can get great shots with the birds and an almost perfect reflection set against a sympathetic backdrop.

The side of the hide overlooks a natural area with a variety of excellent perches that the birds visit regularly to feed. It gives the opportunity to get fabulous interactive shots as different species come and go from the feeding stations.

The hide attracts Blue Tit, Great Tit, Sisskins, Gold Finch, Green Finch, Blackbird, Robin, Chaffinch, Sparrow (both hedge & house) and Jackdaws.

Group Size: 2 photographers maximum per hide

Times: 8.00 am until dusk

Hide cost: £60 per person per day.


The Reflection Pool & bird hide is located Haggerston Riding School and forms part of Andy Howeys Bird Of Prey Centre. The centre itself is located within the Haggerston Castle holiday park which is in north Northumberland, approximately 5 miles south of Berwick Upon Tweed. It is well sign posted on the A1 and just north of the Holy Island / Lindisfarne exit.

Full directions will be mailed to you with your booking confirmation.

As the hide is located within the centre you will need to bring your booking confirmation with you to gain access to the site.

What to Bring:

The vast majority of your time will be spent in the hide; in terms of clothing you will need some warm clothes because it can be cold and you will be sitting still.

You will need to bring your own food and drinks as these are not included within the price for your day.

Camera Equipment:

In terms of camera kit you'll need a bean bag, the longest lens you have (300mm or 500mm + convertor would be our recommendation/choice but a 400mm does give you excellent shots as well) plenty of flash cards and batteries. There is no electricity in the hide so please make sure that you have spare batteries that are fully charged because on a good day you can take lots of great images.

This is an excellent hide which will give you an amazing chance to photograph the different types of birds found in the UK against a variety of back drops.

Conditions of booking:

1. The hide that you book into is yours for the day. You can stay in the hide for as long as you wish. Photography is only permitted from inside the hide. Please make sure that you enter and leave the hide quickly and quietly in order to respect and protect the wildlife.

2. The area banks may be wet, muddy and slippery so please wear appropriate foot wear and bring appropriate equipment.

3. Smoking is not permitted in the hide. If you must smoke, please make sure that you are out of sight of wildlife and that you don't leave litter.

4. Please take all litter home with you and leave everything as you found it.

5. We are not responsible for any loss or damage to you or your belongings.

6. This day is not a tuition based day you will be on your own in the hide.

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