Cam­ou­flage yourself

Birds have sharp eyes, and all these things will help you go un­no­ticed

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01 Ghillie suit

A ghillie suit works re­ally ef­fec­tively. It breaks up your out­line, help­ing you to melt into wooded en­vi­ron­ments.

02 Bean­bag

A bean­bag is in­valu­able for any wildlife pho­tog­ra­pher. Use it to rest a hefty lens on a rock or in a hide while you wait for your sub­jects.

03 Jacket

If you’re go­ing be­yond the gar­den, cam­ou­flage gear is use­ful. Look for a jacket that’s wa­ter- and wind­proof, but not too bulky.

04 Hat

On chilly morn­ings a cam­ou­flage hat will work with your jacket to keep you hid­den as well as keep­ing your head warm. If you’re af­ter budget-friendly camo gear, you can pickup sec­ond­hand kit cheaply at army sur­plus shops.

05 Hide

There are lots of dif­fer­ent de­signs and sizes of hide avail­able. One in­clud­ing a fold-out chair in­side is use­ful for longer shoots. Pick a model that’s easy to as­sem­ble and dis­sem­ble and as light­weight and por­ta­ble as pos­si­ble.

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