Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Our 1st "Owl and Bird of Prey Photographic Day"

Our first "Owl and Bird of Prey" Photographic day will take place on Thursday the 11th of November, 2010. There are 10 places open and these will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Due to high demand for this new BWC venture I will ask anyone interested to attend the day to email us at info@britishwildlifecentre.co.uk with "Raptor day" as the subject and contact details so we can get back to you. The first 10 emails we receive by date and time of our inbox will be replied to to confirm a placement. If you don't receive a reply then I am afraid you will have to assume you were not in the first 10 emails. We will however attempt to reply to all emails.

The day will start at 10am (arrival from 9.30am) with Tea/Coffee and induction. It will then be split into a morning and afternoon session with a break for lunch in between. The day will end at 4pm with a Heron feed allowing you to photograph our wild heron colony before leaving before 5pm.

Each session will comprise of up to 3 different birds. Each bird will be set up in natural looking settings for portrait shots. Some of the birds will be available for some action/flying photography work. Some "bird on prey" opportunities will be on offer to photo too.

The birds on duty will be the sole discretion of the BWC to be decided on the day. However if time permits extra birds may be added to the roster.

The event will be held at the BWC Nature Reserve. Base camp will be the Field Study Centre situated in our extra parking space. This holds all facilities that will be needed, but you are advised to bring a packed lunch as no access to the main Centre will be allowed.

I am sure it will be a great day, with lots of photo opportunities for all who come. The trial day was a huge success with a fun laid back feel but everyone went away with the photos they wanted. I hope to replicate this on all our future "Raptor" days.

Below are a few photos from a couple of members who came on the trial day just to wet your appetite.

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