Eagles and Buzzards

Golden Jackal, image: Svetoslav Spasov

We offer two hides for photographing Eastern Imperial Eagle situated in Sakar mountains - the prime area in Bulgaria for these majestic birds. The areas at both of the hides are rich in birds which we also attract with bird feeders.

Although the Imperial Eagle is the main target bird at these hides, they are often visited by Common Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzards, and Ravens.

Hide 1 is smaller and can seat 2 photographers. It is situated in an open landscape with wide view. Because of this open landscape and the specifics of the terrain the hide is designed slightly smaller to reduce any disturbance. Since the hide is smaller and birds are closer we recommend the use of the photography glass windows. However customers may decide wheather to use them or the open air embrasure. It is important that all photographers in the hide use the same approach. imperial eagle hide 1
Hide 2 is much larger and can seat comfortably 4 photographers.The distance here is greater and birds are not disturbed by photographers' presence imperial eagle hide 2

 

Each of the seats at both hides has open air embrasure and a photographic glass which reduces the light with one stop.

 

Technical parametres of the hides:

  hide 1 hide 2
Birds to photograph Common Buzzard
Raven
Long-legged Buzzard
Common Buzzard
Raven
Birds seen from the hide    

Winter

(November-February)

Eastern Imperial Eagle
Hen Harrier
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Common Kestrel
Mistle Thrush
Wood Pigeon
Blackbird
Yellowhammer
Robin
Greenfinch
Chaffinch

Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Long-eared Owl
Eagle Owl
Mistle Thrush
Wood Pigeon
Great Cormorant
Blackbird
Yellowhammer
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Sombre Tit
Robin
Wren

 

focal length
200-400 mm      

300-500 mm

number of seats 2-3 4
floor size 3.4 x 1.5 m  6 x 1,5 m
orientation north north
facilities WC WC

 

 

Photos:

Long-legged Buzzard, image: Iordan Hristov
Raven, image: Iordan Hristov
Raven photos, image: Iordan Hristov
Raven image, image: Iordan Hristov
birds of prey photography hide, image: Iordan Hristov
hide photography, image: Iordan Hristov
lenses at bird hide, image: Iordan Hristov
view to the feeding area from the hide, image: Iordan Hristov
image: Dimitar Gradinarov
the inside of hide 2, image: Iordan Hristov
inside the hide, image: Iordan Hristov
bird photographers in hide 2, image: Iordan Hristov
Raven in flight, image: Iordan Hristov
Raven, image: Iordan Hristov
Common Buzzard, image: Iordan Hristov
Common Buzzard, image: Iordan Hristov
image: Dimitar Gradinarov
image: Dimitar Gradinarov
hide photography, image: Iordan Hristov
Golden Jackal, image: Svetoslav Spasov