4Eagles Raptor Hide

There is only one perch so far, where the birds of prey and corvids are expected to sit on and can be photographed. The hide is near a forest, so the background in the main direction is perfect. The hide is above the ground, but we built it so you can choose a low or higher angle. This way we can photograph comfortably from a horizontal level, sitting on an office chair, or use a mattress or a yoga pad to get the perfect low angle shots. Bird activity is extremely inconstant. It is monitored at least once a week, but we expect the top results from October till the end of March. The short activity period is weather dependent. There is less movement in the rain, wind, or extreme cold (-20˚C). The hide is available only for a full day from dawn to dusk. There is also a feeding station for wintering birds.
  1. Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) *# (Flying over :)) +
  2. Taiga/Tundra Bean Goose (Anser fabalis/rossicus) *# (Flying over :))+
  3. Graylag Goose (Anser anser) * (Flying over :))
  4. White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons *# (Flying over :))+
  5. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) * (Flying over :))+
  6. Great White Egret (Ardea alba) *(Flying over :))
  7. Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)*# (Landed once already next to the hide :))
  8. White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) *# (Feeding on the SW side of the hide:))+
  9. Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) (flushed next to the hide <3 ))+
  10. Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) *# (Calling  :))
  11. Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) *# (Calling :))+
  12. Skylark (Alauda arvensis) *# (Flying over :))+
  13. Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) *# (Flying over :))+
  14. Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) *# (photo with my mobile phone)+
  15. Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) *# (Flying over :))+
  16. Blackbird (Turdus merula) *# (Calling :))
  17. Great Tit (Parus major) *# (Calling :))
  18. Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) *# (Flying over :))+
  19. Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)*# (Flying over :))
  20. Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) *# (Calling :))+
  21. Magpie (Pica pica) *# (Photo (C) :))+
  22. Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) *# (Calling :))+
  23. Raven (Corvus corax) * # (Landing far so far :))+
  24. Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) * # (Calling :))+
  25. Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) * # (Calling :))
  26. Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) *# (Calling :))
  27. Siskin (Spinus spinus) *# (Calling :))
  28. Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) *#+
  • Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) *# PH
  • NY – Not yet
  • SE – Seen
  • FO – Flying over
  • PH – Photographed
4Eagles Raptor Hide

100 € /day

  • BIO WC

Our new 4Eagles Raptor Hide is ready for action in exciting new location.

Year of building: October 2019
Material: wood
Floor space: 6 m x 2,5 m
Height: 0 -60 cm direct view high and low angle, and 110 cm through the one way mirror glass
Room Availability: 5-8 persons
Orientation of photography: 4 way
Orientation of hides: according to North 2°
Angle of sight: 260°
Photography angle: 260°
Photography surface via: one-way glass, losing 1 1/3 aperture or for lower angle embrasure with no light loss.
Size of glass: 3 x 250 cm and 2 x 200cm
Bench height: adjustable office chairs
Inside temperature: 15-25°C (June – July maximum of 30°C)
Clothing: upper clothes dark

Number of photographed birds from the hide: 2
Number of observed birds from the hide: 28
Distance between hide and objects: 0-30 m
Photo Equipment: recommended focal length: 300-500 mm (APS-C), 600-800mm (FF)