WORKING FROM HIDES AND CARS
Birdwatchers are not unfamiliar with hides, but for photography purposes most of these are not really up to scratch. Although reserve hides offer a great starting point, in reality for the best images you will want to work from your own hide, that is positioned in the perfect location for images. Often these locations will be on private property, so you may need permission. The most
practical type of hide to work with is a tent or dome hide, as these can be placed out in advance and offer a comfortable environment. When positioning them, you will want to work out where your subjects will be and the direction of light, as
well as trying to conceal them as best as possible within natural features. Another type of hide that offers a more portable solution is that of a bag hide, which cover you and your tripod, hiding you from the birds. Another option is to use your car as hide. Most birds are used to cars so often stick around longer. Working out of the windows you can simply drive along small country roads looking for subjects.