Monday 4 May – Friday 8 May 2015
Residential workshop based in Old Hunstanton, organised and led by Chris Gomersall. Begins Monday evening, ends Friday morning after breakfast.
Bird life in north Norfolk is at its most varied in early May. Avocets and marsh harriers will be getting down to the business of courtship and nesting, there will be wading birds such as whimbrel, black-tailed godwit and spotted redshank on passage, while many of our spring migrants like reed and sedge warbler will have arrived. And if we’re out in the early morning we might be lucky enough to enjoy an accompanying soundtrack of booming bittern.
We shall visit Titchwell, Cley, and other wonderful nature reserves along the Norfolk coast, make use of permanent hides, learn how to stalk bird subjects on foot, and use vehicles as mobile hides. These workshops are designed to give participants greater confidence in their fieldcraft, to foster independence, resourcefulness and responsibiliy in wildlife photography, and to promote the creative process from conception through to successful conclusion. We don’t work with captive subjects or depend on pre-baited sites, preferring to find our own subjects as we go along. Join Chris in one of his favourite photographic locations and try your hand at capturing the essence of Norfolk’s spring birdlife.
Previous bird photography experience desirable, and telephoto lenses of 400mm or longer recommended.
Group size: Six persons max
Accommodation: Le Strange Arms Hotel, Old Hunstanton (3 star).
Transport: We share cars during the workshop, but if you plan to arrive by public transport you can almost certainly be accommodated – just let us know beforehand.
Cost per person: £645 (includes four nights full board with packed lunches). No single room supplement. Partners and non-participants are welcome at the hotel at a reduced rate.
Availability: Fully booked
Further information and booking enquiries:
Tel: 01767 260769
Email: Chris Gomersall