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Waterstation

Price from
1200

Step in to the forest and take place in the hide at
the waterstation. You will face to a small artifical pond
where a variety of animals come to drink and take a bath.

Step in to the forest and take place in the hide at
the waterstation. You will face to a small artifical pond
where a variety of animals come to drink and take a bath.
The perfect opportunity to capture the reflection of our wildlife. Mirror, mirror...

In the forest of Northern Gästrikland stands a special place.
This one of a kind water station attracts the interest of the living creatures of the woods.
They often come and ask to the reflection in the ponds water “who is the fairest of them all?”
A sensitive question which you might try to answer while sitting in the hide.

The hide is not only for photographers to enjoy. Some conservation work has been placed within the location such as bird boxes, nest protection and habitat enhancements. The area is a private land with no traffic which guarantees that wildlife is not disturbed.

After a 10 minute drive and 100 metres by foot, the guide will show you the hide and on your own you begin the exciting search

The standard session is daytime, but we can arrange morning or afternoon session, depending on the light or your preferences

Photograghy:
There are 3 different windows with the possibility to change the set up. Basic set up is a long one way glass (spy glass) 180 x 20 cm and 2 photo openings where you can place your camera. The water area starts right in front of the hide and goes up to 5 metres aways. For photographing, a lens within the range of 200-600 mm work well. Wildlife can be really close and a zoom is definitely the best option. Bean bags are provided and also tripod heads with arca swiss mount (one gimbal and one swing tripod)

The hide:
Suitable for 2 persons. The hide has been mostly built with recycled material. There is a customized foldable photo shelf so you can use your own tripod through the one way glass if you want to. The photo openings can be replaced by one way glass windows.

Please remember, there is no toilet in the hide.

Other species:
Nearly always: Jay, willow tit, coal tit, blue tit, great tit, nuthatch, red squirrel, great spotted woodpecker, chaffinch
Often: Grey headed woodpecker, crested tit, buzzard, tree keeper, black bird, robin, magpie, crow
Occasionally: Sparrow hawk, fox, spotted flycatcher, wren, goldcrest, bullfinch, raven
Rarely: Pine marten, red kite
Our activities are done on the conditions of nature and there is no guarantee of what we will see / hear / experience.

To think about:
Do not bring rustling packaging (eg. crisp bags). repack them in plastic boxes
Do not go out of the hide during the session
Avoid talking too loud and making noise
Visit the toilet before you leave Wild Nordics gathering place, as there is no toilet in the hide

To bring:
Camera
Tripod (if wanted)
Food and drink for the time in the hide

The price includes:
- Welcome snacks, tea/coffee
- Transport to and from the hide
- Around 4 hours of watching
- Bird- and animalbooks
- Tea/coffee during your stay in the hide

Booking and the season:
When booking 1 person, 1 more guest might be booked.
The starting time depends on what month you would like join
Standard session is day time with possibility to arrange morning or alternative sessions