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Nature Reserve - Allowed?

 
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Aug 24, 2010 07:53 |  #1

My House is just over 50 meters from this Location:

http://www.wiltshirewi​ldlife.org …jjxwUg%3D%3D/Re​serve.aspx (external link)

I used to walk through here everyday, when i used to walk to work in the town. It has always been better than walking the 'Urban Route' as i used to say!

I had a lovely walk last night, and i think i seen a flash of a kingfisher (My first) im wondering who i would contact to do some photography or maybe set up a tiny hide?

Anyone done any photography in a conservation area?


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Aug 24, 2010 16:23 |  #2

I have at some Norfolk Wildlife trust areas, I have found them to be packed with things to follow and take images of, and with some patience I will be spending lots of Autumn in some of them as well.
Would love to see some pics when you have some.

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Aug 26, 2010 09:07 |  #3

As with anything else to do with wildlife - the needs of the animal/bird come first. Assuming you're not disturbing them (any more than if you were just walking past) and you stick to the marked footpaths then I'm sure they'd be only too pleased to have you taking photos.

However, Kingfishers are a special case as they're classed as Schedule 1 birds and it is illegal to disturb them at, or near, the nest. However, you should be fine at this time of year.

Setting up a hide would probably no be a good idea. What would be OK is if you get a small, easily portable, stool and find a spot where you can sit next to the footpath, preferably with your back to some bushes/trees, with a good view out into a likely area (walk around the reserve a few times to spot such places). You could also try using a bag hide - like this one (external link).


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Aug 26, 2010 09:47 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #4

Thanks for the info Hollis!

That bag hide is a great idea! I work as a civvie weapons tech for the MOD! i got lots of free scrim and pleanty of DPM! DIY time i think!

There is a big round drain thats maybe 2 meters across and elivated 1 meter higher than the path! I could sit on that!

There is pleanty of places to sit of the track, most of it is marsh land so perfect for nature!


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