John Caldicott(non-registered)
Mark, Some amazing photographs , I can only imagine the time and patience that you have taken to get such a fantastic portfolio
Tony Cox(non-registered)
Spent an action packed Cuckoo session with Mark. I made the arrangements at short notice, communications were excellent. From the RV point after a short car drive we were walking the short distance to the site situated in picturesque marshland. Photography was conducted using a portable dome hide. Within a matter of minutes Cuckoo activity commenced with males and a female arriving throughout the two hour session they were occasionally mobbed by the resident marsh birds (Sedge Warblers and Reed Buntings) Fantastic experience to encounter Cuckoos at close quarter at a great location, the photography opportunities were as good as it gets.
Nicola Usher
My second visit to Mark's hide. I was told the Kingfisher's were on the eggs so might not get many visits, but surprisingly managed to get I think 9 or 10 visits between 9:30am to 4pm. The KF didn't stay as long on the perches as my first visit but did sit a couple of times maybe 5 minutes and at one stage over 10 minutes I think. It took a few fish away and ate maybe 3 or 4. Was lovely to see it. Will come back when they are off the eggs, can't wat.
Steve G(non-registered)
After searching for over a year I came across Marks site and quickly arranged a visit. So glad I did, a superb set up and the birds visited often and regularly to fish. Both Male and Female on numerous visits alone and then together as a pair. I'm no Pro but enjoyed this so much and the end results I've managed to achieve, I'll be arranging more with Mark in future. Can't recommend a visit highly enough. Thanks Mark
Alan McDonnell(non-registered)
I've had a fantastic day at Marks hide. I've took some lifelong ambition photos of a fantastic Kingfisher. She came within minutes of setting up, the hide is comfortable and well set out. The female came about every hour for 5 hours - I took over 2000 shots on the day and you soon work out the best way of getting the best shots of the bird - I even had a Red Kite visit the nearby trees. Thanks Mark - I intend on returning soon.
Graeme Cave(non-registered)
Mark has a fantastic setup. I took some of my best photographs ever. His knowledge of the birds is second to non. A great day and I will definitely be back.
Nicola Usher
A great day in the hide on my first visit. I was there for about 6 or 7 hours and I was worried I might not see much but as soon as I sat down the kingfisher came over to the perch. Had about 7 visits from the male kingfisher, the longest stay on the perch was 35 minutes, then it came back again 15 minutes later for it's last visit maybe 10-15 minutes on the perch. The longest gap waiting for the kingfisher was 1 hour 15 minutes. Mark showed me how to change the perches. I took 1694 photos and managed to get some nice close shots that I've been wanting to get for a long time. The hide was warm and nice and quiet.

I hope to come back and hopefully see the male and female together and get a few more action shots, maybe at some point even try the diving shots. Thanks Mark.
Tony Pay(non-registered)
The day I booked turned out to be a filthy wet & windy day but it did not stop the Kingfishers from turning up. I must have taken approx 400 photos on the day. The hide was very good and comfortable. Thanks Mark
Craig Lindsay(non-registered)
Spent two fantastic days at Mark's hide - one in March shooting perch shots and one in May concentrating on diving images. Lost count of the number of visits on each occasion (certainly over 20), and came away with shots that I'm delighted with. Certainly intend to return! Thanks Mark.
Paul Bailey(non-registered)
Fantastic day. Had about 10 visits to the perch over about 6 hrs on a very cold day. Some fantastic keepers and few 4k videos. Will be back in the spring. Thanks Mark
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