European Badger WorksopNr. Hawick - Scottish Borders
Badgers are undoubtedly one of the UK’s most popular and best-loved wild mammals. They are primarily nocturnal and generally shy, and they are usually quite difficult to see. The badgers are very close and great shots of these iconic mammals are possible. The badgers come in after dark under lights, exposure is challenging but rewarding.
The photographer needs to have patience on this workshop as the badgers can come at any time, sometimes a wait is required before they appear.
Please note that this is now hidden rental, due to COVID 19 situation. The hide holds two people comfortably but I am unable to give a workshop, We will talk through settings etc on arrival but you will be in the hide by yourself.
The typical length of the workshop is three to four hours and starts after dark, April to October. Start times may vary and you can stay in the hide as long as you like
The Badgers will come very close on this workshop so in terms of lens recommendations, anywhere between a 200mm, 300mm, 400mm lenses are all useful, 70 – 200 mm and 100 – 400 mm, 500 mm, 150 – 600mm zoom lenses are all very good. A tripod is essential for supporting your lens in this hide.
Mirror-less micro four-thirds cameras are well suited to this workshop,
The badgers have an acute sense of smell and hearing they are less than 10 meters away strict silence is necessary to get you images.
See more images in my badger gallery Badger Gallery
One Photographer – £60 – Two Photographers – £50 per person
Gift Vouchers available
To book, just fill in the form below and I will get back to you quickly.
A 50% deposit is required to secure the booking date, the full amount is payable if you book within a month of the workshop date. Please pay by BACs Transfer details below.
Account Name Mr A.R. McCombe
Account No 35735528
Sort Code 09 01 27
Just wanted to say thank you so much for setting us up last night in the hide and giving us the opportunity to use your amazing set-up, which is all the more impressive for being comfortably outside your front window!
As you were no doubt aware, the first appearance was getting on towards 9.30, when suddenly a very burly badger appeared from the end of the garden close to the woods. Very wet front legs so look like he’d been doing some paddling. He absolutely mowed in like Desperate Dan at the food on the bigger logs to our left and was there for quite a while. After he trundled back off the way he’d come, another, very much more tentative one quietly entered stage left.
Potentially 6 individuals came in though we will need to scrutinise the pictures carefully to see if that’s really the case or if any had been in and returned.
You’ve done a fantastic job on the setup, which must have taken ages, gaining their confidence and making them comfortable with the sounds of cameras and flashes of light. Has to rate as one of, if not the best Christmas present we’ve ever had, and have told the young ones how much we appreciated it – and will spread the word, you can be sure.
Many thanks again for sharing the fruits of your labours with us. It was a great experience.
Alan Drummond, Earlston …………………..