Drinking pond hide “Victoria II”
Our Drinking pond hide “Victoria II” stands in the countryside of the village of Madrigal de las Altas Torres, nestled in an oak grove surrounded by farmland. It also overlooks a pond all year round that measures 3 m by 3 m. The background is far away enough to photograph the subjects on their own at the forefront, and their natural perches stand at different distances affording various framing opportunities.
The species who visit this hide vary over the year. The most frequent visitors include common buzzards, northern goshawks, sparrowhawks, great tits, blue tits, northern wrens, hoopoes, goldfinches, common linnets, chaffinches, greenfinches, tree sparrows, common blackbirds, robins and woodpigeons.
This photography hide measures 5 m by 2.5 m and is 2.2 m tall. It is equipped with a large one-way glass window at the front, ensuring that the animals display their natural behaviour whilst photographers stay hidden and comfortable.
The hide has room for 4 photographers, making it perfect for group sessions.
It is located in the countryside of the village of Madrigal de las Altas Torres (Avila, Spain), just 150 km away from Madrid.
In partnership with our friends from Observatorio Victoria.
SPECIES SEEN FROM THE HIDE
Common buzzard, northern goshawk, sparrowhawk, great tit, blue tit, northern wren, hoopoe, chaffinch, greenfinch, tree sparrow, common blackbird, robins, woodpigeon, 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.
NO TOUCHING THE GLASS
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.