Our new premium hides bring comfort to photography! Now we can offer standing height and large windows also to individual photographers before this was available only for the groups.
We have been feeding Golden Eagles in Utajärvi (close to Oulu in Finland) for 15 years and Eagles are very used to come to this site. Eagles come close (25 meters) and they are feeding at eye level with the photographers and the feeding site is very open and therefore excellent for flight photography. Background is distant and this site has front light most of the day.
Usually, snow comes to the ground in November-December. In winter, on the best days, up to 10 eagles gather to feed. In January, the day is short, so the eagles often have fights for food, and the time spent in the hide is at its shortest. Towards spring, the amount of light increases and the days get longer. At the turn of February-March, the territory couple drives the other eagles away, already preparing for the coming spring’s nesting.
They’re large feeding for the small birds just in front of the premium hides, so birds have used to come here! While waiting Golden Eagles you can photograph other birds like Sparrowhawk (in autumn), Eurasian Jays, Great -, Blue- and Willow Tit, Black Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker etc. might visit. Ravens, Magpies and Crown might visit at the feeding place also. Squirrels visit regularly. A fox, Wolverine and Wolf have also visited at the site.
Price: 650 € / 4 days / person
You may use all the four days yourself or share them with your friends (so two person can stay 2 days together). Our premium Eagle hides seat six photographers (2+2+2) comfortably and everyone has two shooting holes.
Price includes first morning guiding to the site, training to use the heaters and a natural bait for the first day. 4 days in our premium hides (163 € / day / person). Please notice that our normal price for one day in premium Eagle hide is 195 € / day / person (this does not include guiding to hides).
This package is valid through Golden Eagle season from 15th September until 31st March.
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