4Eagles Forest Hide

Our new “4Eagles Forest Hide” is ready for action with some new species every day. There is only one drinking stations (YET) where the passerine birds can be photographed from. The hide is in the Kintai forest. The hide is above the ground. However, we built up a 170 cm platform for the drinking station. This way we can photograph comfortably from a horizontal level, sitting on an office chair. The water doesn’t reach the edge of the hide, but gives a full reflection of the birds to be photographed. The activity of the birds is extremely inconstant. The bird’s activity is monitored at least once per week, but we expect the top results from April till the end June. The short activity period is weather dependent. There is less movement in rainy, windy or extremely hot conditions. The hide is available at any time of the day. In winter, it is transformed into a feeding station, so it will be used at any season.
  1. Taiga/Tundra Bean Goose (Anser fabalis/rossicus) FO
  2. Graylag Goose (Anser anser) * FO
  3. White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons *# FO
  4. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) * FO
  5. Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) * FO
  6. Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)*# SE
  7. Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) *# PH
  8. Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) *# FO
  9. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) * FO
  10. White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) *# FO
  11. Common Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus) *# PH
  12. Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) *# FO
  13. Gray-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus) SE
  14. Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) *# PH
  15. Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius) *# PH
  16. Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) *# PH
  17. Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) *# PH
  18. Robin (Erithacus rubecula) *# PH
  19. Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) *# FO
  20. Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) *# FO
  21. Blackbird (Turdus merula) *# PH
  22. Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus) *# SE
  23. Redwing (Turdus iliacus) * # SE
  24. Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) *# SE
  25. Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilus) *# SE
  26. Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) *# PH
  27. Great Tit (Parus major) *# PH
  28. Coal Tit (Periparus ater) *# PH
  29. Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) *# PH
  30. Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris) *# PH
  31. Willow Tit (Poecile montanus)*# PH
  32. Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus) *# PH
  33. Nuthatch (Nucifraga caryocatactes) *# SE
  34. Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) *# PH
  35. Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) *# PH
  36. Raven (Corvus corax) * # FO
  37. Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) * # PH
  38. Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) * # PH
  39. Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) *# PH
  40. Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)* # PH
  41. Lesser Redpoll (Acantis cabaret) *# PH
  42. Siskin (Spinus spinus) *# PH
  43. Greenfinch (Chloris chloris) *# PH
  44. Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) *# PH
  45. Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) * PH
  46. Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)* SE
  1. Fallow Deer (Dama dama) *# PH
  2. Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) *# PH
  3. Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) SE
  4. Eurasian Elk (Alces alces) SE
  5. Pine Marten (Martes martes) SE
  • NY – Not yet
  • SE – Seen
  • FO – Flying over
  • PH – Photographed

75 € /day

  • BIO WC

Year of building: October 2018
Number of photographed birds from the hide: 25
Number of observed birds from the hide: 44
Floor space: 6 m x 2,5 m
Height: 0 -60 cm direct view, and 110 cm through the one way glass
Bench height: adjustable office chairs
Water volume: 1600 l
Water depth: 10 cm
Distance between hide and end of pool (bathing spot): 5 m

Photo Equipment:

Recommended focal length: 200-300 mm (APS-C), 400-500mm (FF)
Material: wood
Orientation of photography: 1 way
Orientation of hides: according to North 5°
Angle of sight: 160°
Photography angle: 160°
Photography surface via: one-way glass, losing 1 1/3 aperture or for lower angle embrasure with no light loss.
Size of glass: 2x 250 cm
Inside temperature: 15-25°C (June – July maximum of 30°C)
Clothing: upper clothes dark
Room Availability: 5-7 persons