About Kingfisher Hide
The hide is closed until 13th June due to mink predation of the nest.
Kingfisher Hide is based in the grounds of a beautiful estate,near Market Drayton which is located near the county borders of Shropshire,Staffordshire and Cheshire. There is a 5 minute walk to the hide and the path at different times of the year is bordered by Snowdrops and Daffodils or Buebells and Rhododendrons.
The hide has been located with position and comfort in mind. Inside, the hide has 2 hide plates with gimbal heads, 2 double beanbags,scrim netting over the viewing shutters,mobile phone charger, hooks to locate your camera bags/ coats and comfortable padded seats and there are toilet facilities onsite.
This hide has been located with Water and Woodland birds in mind and has several visits per day from our resident Kingfisher, but unlike other Kingfisher hides, it also boasts a long list of additional visitors to keep you occupied.
From the hide you can see the nests of our resident Swans and Coots but we also have regular visits from-Moorhen,Mandarin ducks,Mallard,Tufted Ducks, Heron,Jay,Woodpecker,Swallows,Nuthatch,Great Tits, Blue Tits,Phesant etc etc
The cost for 2019 is just £75 per person per day which represents the best value in the country and we have installed a diving set up and added toilet facilities.
Kingfisher hide can seat 6 people, its 3.6m x 2.4m, but is only ever let to a maximum of 4 people per day, which gives you the potential to use 2 camera bodies if you wish.
For this hide we meet at 8am at The Loggerheads Pub Car Park, 1 Eccleshall Rd, Loggerheads, Market Drayton TF9 2QU which is located on the A53 Newcastle-Under -Lyme to Shrewsbury Road and the meeting location is just 20-25 minutes from the M6 either junction 14/15 or 16
It is a 5 minute journey to the hide and a 5 minute walk from the car park and we aim to be set up for 8.15am and the hide can be used until 5pm.
What To Bring
You will need boots or wellingtons as sometimes it can be a it muddy underfoot and please keep to the pathways shown to you.
Warm clothing and a flask of something warm is recommended in the colder months and you’ll need a lens in the 300mm- 600mm range for perched shots,remember spare batteries and memory cards as well as you camera bodies band its always good to have a spare bean bag.
For the diving set up you need a wireless remote(or 10m wired), wellies,waterproof camera cover and a 70-200mm lens(the shot is at 80-100mm)
Conditions of Booking
1.The hide is yours for the day, no smoking is permitted and please enter and leave the hide quietly in order to protect and respect the wildlife.
2. When you leave the hide then please return to your car and don’t walk around the estate, we are there with the kind permission of the owners.
3. Please take all your litter home and leave everything as you found it.
4. Photography is only allowed from within the hide.
How To Book
To book this hide simply double click on the required date, then click on item count for the number of people, then fill in your details, confirm and pay.
To pay simply click on the Paypal logo you can then pay using your credit/debit card or your Paypal account
On receipt of payment, a booking confirmation will be sent via e-mail, followed by joining details.