Thursday 14 October 2010

Mini Trip Report - Part 2 - Gigrin Farm

In this part of the trip report, I am just going to do a short piece on the location and share some pcitures of the the hides, and in particular the new photo hide.

Now there is absolutely stacks of information on their website so you can browse this for hours.

It is located in just about the centre of Wales just half of a mile outside Rhayader on the A470 to the south east - ignore the red blob on the link.  If you zoom in on the OS map you will see it.

I went there just about three years ago with a number of other photographers and we block booked both of their then new photographic hides.  One at ground level and one raised known as the Tower Hide.

They have since added to this with the Big Tower hide, which as the name suggests is even bigger and gives a more impressive view.

Rates vary from £10 to £20 dependant on which hide you choose to take.  This last weekend we used the Big Tower on both occasions.  They can get booked up so it is worth a call to check availability before you go

View of the hides from the Big Tower Hide

 View out from the Big Tower

In the Big Tower Hide - plenty of room

All these images were taken with the little Panasonic P & S camera on the crappy weather Saturday!!

And in a first for me on the blog a few movie clips.  Now these are really quite poor and straight out of the Panasonic again the first one taken on the poorly lit Saturday, but it gives you an idea of the sort of activity that you can see andd the type of flying by the birds.  You will see lots of corvids and you can also feeel sorry for the Buzzard.  This is fairly typical for them getting hammered by the Kites

In my next part I will share some of the better Kite images that I got on the sunny Sunday, which I hope you will agree when you see then are much better than the video.


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