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Big Shore Hide Bence's Farm, Pusztaszer, Hungary Book now
This hide is located next to one of Central-Europe's biggest heron colony, and 70 meter from Hungary's biggest Mediterranean Gull colony. Most of the heron-and egret species can be photographed well from this hide. Details >>
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)Copyright © Bence Mate
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Great White Egret (Egretta alba)Copyright © Bence Mate
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)Copyright © Bence Mate
Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)Copyright © Bence Mate
Great White Egret (Egretta alba)Copyright © Bence Mate
Species list (26) >>

Big Shore Hide - Details


Athough the hide is 2 km away from the farm, because of the lakes in between, we can only approach it with a 15 km drive and 1,5 km walk. The last 60 meters lead through a tunnel made out of reed, which hides us from the birds. This particular hide is suitable for taking flight shots. Both from sitting and standing position, the movements can be followed by the camera. For moving around, we recommend to use stabilization and autofocus and photograph from hand. 70 meters from the hide there is an island where 120 pairs of Mediterranean Gull and 800 pairs of Black-headed Gull are nesting every year. Most of the 120 hectar lake is reedy, which gives home to 800 pairs of herons and egrets.

Technical data of hide:

Year of building: 2003
Number of photographed birds from the hide: 32
Number of observed birds from the hide: 97
Floor space: octagonal,with 6 m diameter
Height: 3,2 m
Material: wood
Recommended focal lenght: >400 mm
Orientation of photography: 6 directions, 18 windows
Orientation of hide: according to North 10 -310,
Angle of sight: 300
Photography angle: 300
Photography surface: none
Size of windows: 20x70 cm
Vertical size of windows: 70 cm,160 cm
Height of windows from waterlevel: 2-3 m
Inside temperature: 10-30C, in case of sunshine after 10 AM >30C
Clothing: dark, brown-green
Room Availability: 6 pax
Greylag Goose (Anser anser)
April-July, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Pochard (Aythya ferina)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
Ferrugineous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
April-July, Weekly
Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
April-July, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
April-July, Daily
Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
May-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
Great White Egret (Egretta alba)
April-July, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
April-July, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Coot (Fulica atra)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
May-June, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
April-July, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Markus Varesvuo
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
June-July, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate