Passerine photography hide
The photography hide “El Corzo” overlooks a large feeder and drinking pond that is hugely popular among all kinds of species of passerines.
The backgrounds are far away enough to get individual shots of our subjects. In addition, the perches can be moved in each session to ensure that no two photographs are the same.
Occasionally, depending on the time of year, a family of roe deer may make an appearance, creeping up to the drinking pond to quench their thirst and creating opportunities to catch some great close-ups of this elusive species.
As the seasons roll by, the wildlife visiting this peaceful spot varies, so feel free to ask us what species are likely to be present for your session.
This photography hide measures 2.2 m by 1.2 m and is 2 m tall, with room for 2 photographers. It features a large window at the front with oneway glass, ensuring the animals display their normal behaviour whilst the photographers stay hidden and comfortable.
The hide is located in the countryside of the village of Moralzarzal, near Madrid.
SPECIES SEEN FROM THE HIDE
Great tit, coal tit, blue tit, crested tit, short-toed treecreeper, wood nuthatch, serin, greenfinch, chaffinch, hawfinch, great spotted woodpecker, green woodpecker, mistle thrush, redwing, long-tailed tit, robin, common blackbird, spotless starling, common starling, Iberian magpie, northern goshawk, sparrowhawk, etc.
To ensure a successful hide session and avoid disturbing local wildlife, there are a series of rules that must be followed to make the most of your experience.
We are dealing with wild species and it is important not to disturb them.
You can only enter and leave the hide in the presence of your guide. Never step out without their express permission.
Do not get too close to the glass and never tap or bang it to attract the animals’ attention or make them move.
Try to wear dark, plain clothes. Light or colourful clothing may be seen through the glass and could frighten the animals.
Keep your phone silent and use it as little as possible in the hide.
It is forbidden to smoke inside the hide. You may eat and drink inside, but try to make as little noise as possible.