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Small Shore Hide Bence's Farm, Pusztaszer, Hungary Book now
The hide is located by the reedbed, and approachable at any time of the day without disturbing the birds. It is mainly suitable for photographing waterbirds, especially herons. Thanks to the island built in front of the hide as well as the huge one-way glass, we can easily take excellent images of the birds from a close distance. Details >>
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)Copyright © Bence Mate
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)Copyright © Bence Mate
Greylag Goose (Anser anser)Copyright © Bence Mate
Greylag Goose (Anser anser)Copyright © Bence Mate
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)Copyright © Bence Mate
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
April-July, Unpredictable
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Great White Egret (Egretta alba)Copyright © Bence Mate
Great White Egret (Egretta alba)Copyright © Bence Mate
Great White Egret (Egretta alba)Copyright © Bence Mate
Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
April-July, Daily
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Species list (27) >>

Small Shore Hide - Details


The hide is 5 km away from the farm-house by car. After reaching the reedbed by car, there is a 400 meter walk (with a 250 meter hike through the reeds). The water level in the reeds can be up to 40 cm, therefore we provide high-wellington boots for our guests. On the last 50 meters it is important to be very quiet not to scare the resting birds away. The hide inside is clean, it has thick mattresses for laying down. Many shelves are available for putting the equipment away when not in use. The hide is made of two separate parts, the base is movable according to the level of the water, in this way the birds can be photographed from the lowest level to the water. The most practical way to photograph is from hand or on beanbag, as the tripod restricts the mobility.In front of the hide there is an island with a 30 m2 water surface. In order to attract more birds we often put fish in the pond.For clothing, we strongly advise to dress all in black (including socks)as the birds can easily notice any glosses. The sun rises in front(on the right)and sets behind the hide (on the left side). The hide is supplied with can-food and suitable for overnight sleeping.

Technical data of the hide:

Year of building: 2005
Number of photographed birds from the hide: 85
Number of observed birds from the hide: 140
Floor space: 230x230 cm
Height: 140-170 cm according to water level
Material: wood
Orientation of hide: 1 way, according to North 40
Angle of sight: 170
Photography angle: 90
Photography surface via: one-way glass, loosing 1 1/3 aperture
Size of glass: 210x110 cm
Inside temperature: 10-30C
Clothing: all dark including socks
Room Availability: 3 pax
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
April-July, Rare
Copyright © Bence Mate
Mallard (Anas platyrchynchos)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
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Garganey (Anas querquedula)
April-June, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Greylag Goose (Anser anser)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Pochard (Aythya ferina)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Ferrugineous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
May-July, Weekly
Copyright © Bence Mate
Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
April-July, Unpredictable
Copyright © Bence Mate
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
May-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Great White Egret (Egretta alba)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
April-July, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
April-July, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
April-July, Unpredictable
Copyright © Bence Mate
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
April-July, Unpredictable
Copyright © Bence Mate
Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
April-July, Rare
Copyright © Bence Mate
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
May-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Curlew (Numenius arquata)
April-July, Unpredictable
Copyright © Bence Mate
Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
April-July, Unpredictable
Copyright © Bence Mate
Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)
April-July, Unpredictable
Copyright © Bence Mate
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
April-June, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
April-July, Unpredictable
Copyright © Bence Mate
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
April-July, Unpredictable
Copyright © Bence Mate
Magpie (Pica pica)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Agnes Kiss